Have you ever received a file with the “.zip” extension and didn’t know what to do with it? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we’ll walk through how to unzip files on Windows 10. Specifically, we will cover both the traditional method of extracting a zip file as well as unzipping files using third-party software. Learn How to Unzip Files on Windows 10?
How to Unzip Files on Windows 10?
- Unzipping using Traditional Methods – The traditional method of unzipping a file involves using Windows Explorer (or File Explorer) to open up the zip folder. To begin, first locate the zip file that you want to extract — this may be on your computer or on an external drive such as a USB drive. Once you have located the file, double-click it to open it up in Windows Explorer.
- Once the zip folder is open, you can select any of its contents by clicking on them once. You can also select multiple items at once by holding down the Ctrl key while clicking each item individually. When you have selected all of the items that you want to extract from within the zip folder, click on them one more time while holding down your mouse button. This will bring up a menu with several options; choose “Extract All…” from this menu and follow any prompts that appear (such as selecting where you would like these files extracted). Your selected items should now be extracted and saved into their own folder outside of the original zipped folder!
- Third-Party Software – If using traditional methods seems too complicated for you or doesn’t seem to work properly in your setup, then consider downloading third-party software instead. There are several different programs available for free online that will allow you to quickly and easily unzip files with just a few clicks of your mouse button. Some popular examples include 7-Zip, WinRAR, and WinZip — each offering slightly different features than one another so be sure to read user reviews before deciding which one works best for your needs.
Now that we’ve gone over both traditional methods and third-party software for unzipping files on Windows 10, we hope that users are better equipped with knowledge about how they can access those pesky zip folders without having any issues! With either method outlined above — traditional or third-party software — users should be able to easily extract their desired content in no time! For further assistance or additional questions related to this topic, please don’t hesitate to reach out via our contact page! Thank you for reading!