Unzipping or Extracting Zipped Files


Downloaded zipped folders containing multiple files

I cannot open a zip file

I have some .tar and .gz files. Is there a way I can open those files?


  • Windows
  • 7-Zip


New course stored in compressed folders on website that needed to be usable after download

.7z files need to use 7Zip


To Unzip a Single Zip File or Folder

  1. Open the zipped folder
  2. Drag the file(s) or folder(s) from the zipped folder to a new location

To Unzip All the Contents of the Zipped Folder

  1. Right-click on the folder
  2. Select Extract All 
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions

Download and install 7-Zip from https://www.7-zip.org/ or ninite.com to expand .7z, .tar, and .gz files


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