We notice most of the people have been having an issue to open a zip file from their smartphone and tablet; don’t worry, we will serve you the right step to take to open it for free using Winzip and Fix file manager explorer.
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How to open a zip file
Here is your guide to open a zip file on Android.
1. Using Winzip App to open a Zip file
In the world of technology today, one can now open, extract, and unzip a Zip file using a smartphone and tablet with a few steps of mine.
Note the App I will give you in my step is free, fast, and easy to use. To open a zip file, you need to download an app from Playstore called Winzip is the best free App to open, extract, and unzip a zip file.
Click on the WinZip app after it has installed an click on start to start the WinZip app. after you are through downloading the WinZip app from play store, open it up. You will need to give access to the App to access your photo, file, media on your device.
After you give access to the App to access your media format, click on the left navigation menu. The navigation menu Will bring out numerous options but click on the storage you see in the option, and it will take you to your phone storage click on either SD card storage or internal storage to check where the file you want to open, extract or unzip is.
After the open storage search for where the zip file you want to open so that you can access it and unzip or even open directly using the App. After you see where the file is clicked on it to open it, and You can also unzip it to make it easier to use.
That all you need to do with the Winzip app and am sure you will understand how I explained it, so let get to the next App.
2. Using FX explorer file manager
The first thing you would need is to get the FX explorer file manager app directly from the play store and open it if it is done installing.
The second thing to do is to give the app access to your media and file on your device, either Internal storage or SD card storage. Click on continue after giving it access to your media and ignore the VIP or premium product that will pop up.
To open your zip file, you will need to click on the navigation menu on the upper left side of the App. It will bring out numerous menu, but internal storage and SD card storage are where you can find the zip file you want to open.
Click on the storage the file you want to open is, and search for the file by clicking on the icon at the upper right of the App, and click search and input the zip file name. Click on the file you want to open and use any type of view to open it, but I suggest you use the App to open it.
There are other features the App can do like uncompress the file and transfer and share it to any PC or device. You can also use the two following steps we will be giving you below with ZArchiver App and Rar file Extractor for Android App to open any zip file you want to have access to.
3. Using ZArvhiver App to open a Zip file
The first thing you will need to do is to get the App from Google Playstore, and After installing it, open it to get going. The second step is after you open it, you need to give access to the App to Access your media to open the zip file by clicking on Allow.
The App will bring out main options like theme color, icon style, interface language, and Zip character Encoding. All you need to do is just click on OK to set the App to default. The next message will pop up as Useful tips to use Zarchiver App as following;
To select or deselect a file or a folder, you need to click on its icon and then long-press a file to access additional Functionalities. To navigate through folders, you must deselect all files first. After reading the useful tips message, kindly click on OK to get going.
The next step is to search the folder where the zip file is by clicking on the search icon at the top menu. After you search for the folder, click on it and search for the zip file you want to open to have access to. After you click on it, it will bring out options like View, Extract here, Extract to file name, test, and compress. But what you need to do is to click on it to open it.
4. Using Rar file Extractor for Android App
The first step in using Rar file Extractor is to download the App on Google play store to install it directly to your device, either a smartphone or tablet device.
The next step after installing the App is to open it to have access to the App to open, extract, and uncompress the zip file.
The first message you will see after you open the App is getting started to click on it and go to the next step. The next message is giving access to the App to access your media on your device, click on it to get started.
The App will open to the main menu, and you will see many options like compressed file, Extracted file, all documents, Media files, images files, and file manager. Ignore the option and click on the navigation menu icon at the upper left of the App; you will see internal and external storage. Click on internal and external storage to have access to the folders where you put the zip files to open it up.
The next step is to search for the folders where you put the zip files and click on it. After clicking on it, open the zip file up.