You can zip and unzip files and folders on Android using default file manager (the one that comes with your device) or using third-party file manager.
In this post, we will see both in detail. Let's get started.
Default File Manager
Keep in mind that not all the phone's default file manager have the option to do this task. If your device doesn't have the option to do this task, then go ahead with the third-party file manager.
With that said, let's see how to do this task with a default file manager (in this instance, I am using Moto G5 Plus).
That's all. The zip file is created successfully.
To Open a Zip File:
Tap on the zip file to view the contents of the zip file. Keep in mind that if the zip file is a password protected one, then you need to enter the password while trying to open a file within it.
To Unzip a Zip File:
That's it. The zip file is extracted successfully.
The above steps extract the entire zip file. If you want to extract selectively, then here are the steps:
That's it. The item(s) you chose is successfully extracted.
Third-Party File Manager
That is all. The zip file is created successfully.
Here is how you can open a zip file on Android using ES File Explorer:
Find and tap the zip file.
Now, you can see "Select" popup. Tap on "ES Zip Viewer" within it.
Now, you can see zip file contents. If the zip is a password protected one, then you need to enter the password while trying to open the file within it.
Here is how you can unzip on Android using ES File Explorer:
The zip file name/ - This option creates a folder with the zip file name in the place where the zip file resides and then extract all the contents of the zip file into it.
Current path - This option extracts all the contents of the zip file in the place where the zip file resides.
Choose path - As the name indicates, you can use this option to choose the path you prefer to extract.
That is all. The zip file is unzipped successfully.
The above steps unzip a zip file entirely. If you want to extract selectively (for instance: a folder from the zip file), here are the steps:
That is all. The item(s) you chose is successfully extracted.
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How to Zip and Unzip Files and Folders on Android
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