How to Create a ZIP File in Android and Windows 10

How to Create a ZIP File in Android and Windows 10

In this post, we’ll see:

Let’s get started.

How to Create, Open, and Extract a ZIP File in Android 

To Create ZIP File 

Open File Explorer Root Browser app. 

Make sure all the files you want in the ZIP file are in the same place. Select them. 

Tap the three vertical dots at the top. 

Hit “Archive” option. 

In pop-up, change the name of the ZIP file if you like. 

Choose the level of compression if you wish. Formats are ZIP (default one) and TAR. Here, I leave them intact. 

Hit “Create.” 

That’s all. You can see the ZIP file now. 

To Open ZIP File 

Find and tap the ZIP file. 

Tap the “Browse Archive.” 

To Extract ZIP File 

If you want to extract the selected files from a ZIP file, follow the below steps: 

Open the ZIP file. 

Select the items you like to extract. 

Hit “Extract” icon at the top. 

Now, go to the place where you want to store the extracted files. 

Hit the “+” icon at the bottom. 

Tap “Extract.” 

If you want to unzip a ZIP file, follow the below steps: 

Select the ZIP file. 

Hit the three vertical dots at the top. 

Tap the “Extract” option. 

Hit “+” at the bottom. 

Tap “Extract.” 

That’s all. 

Alternate Method to Extract ZIP File 

Open Files app

Find and tap the ZIP file. 

In the pop-up, tap the “Extract” button. 

Once extraction is done, you’ll be told in the pop-up. 

In the pop-up, select the “Delete ZIP file,” if you wish to remove the ZIP file. Hit “Done” button. 


How to Create, Open and Extract a ZIP File in Windows 10

You can do this task in three diverse ways. You can pick the one you prefer. Let’s see what they are.

Method #1

Select the items you wish to have in the ZIP file. Right-click on it.

Hover the mouse over “Send to.”

You can see the “Compressed (zipped) folder” option. Click on it.

You can see a new ZIP file that asks you to change or confirm the suggested file name.

If you wish to keep the suggested file name, press the “Enter” key. Else, provide a new name, and then press “Enter.”

That’s all. You have created a ZIP file successfully.

Method #2

Select the items.

Click on the “Share” tab in the File Explorer Ribbon.

You can see the “Zip” option. Click on it.

You can see a new ZIP file that asks you to change or confirm the suggested file name.

If you wish to keep the suggested file name, press the “Enter” key. Else, provide a new name, and then press “Enter.”

Method #3

Right-click in the blank space where the items you wish to be in the ZIP file exist.

Hover your mouse over “New.”

Click on “Compressed (zipped) Folder.”

You can see a new ZIP file that asks you to change or confirm the suggested file name.

If you wish to keep the suggested file name, press the “Enter” key. Else, provide a new name, and then press “Enter.”

Select all the items you want to be in the ZIP file.

Drag and drop all those into the ZIP file you’ve created.

Note: You can add content(s) to a ZIP file at any time. Here’s how: Drag and drop the content(s) into the ZIP file, and that’s all.

How to Open a Zip File in Windows 10

Locate the ZIP file. Double-click on it. You can see the content(s) of the ZIP file.

How to Unzip a ZIP File in Windows 10

You can unzip the entire ZIP file or its content selectively. Let’s see how to do both tasks.

Unzip Selective Content from a Zip File

Locate the ZIP file and then open it.

Select the content(s).

Right-click on it and hit “Cut” or “Copy” option.

Go to the location you want. Paste the content(s) there.

Unzip Entire Zip File

You can unzip the entire ZIP file in two ways. Here are they:

Method #1

Locate and right-click the ZIP file.

Select “Extract All” option.

In the pop-up, choose the location where you want to unzip.

Unselect “Show extracted files when complete” if you don’t want to see the content(s) of the ZIP file after unzipping.

Click on the “Extract” button.

Method #2

Locate and select the ZIP file.

Click on the “Compressed Folder Tools” tab in the Ribbon.

Click on the “Extract all” option.

You can see the pop-up where you can choose where you want to unzip and after unzipping you want the content(s) of the ZIP file to be shown or not.

Click the “Extract” button.

Note: After the unzip, you can delete the ZIP file if you wish.