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What is a ZIP File Extension?

A ZIP file is a compressed archive, used to reduce the size of large files. It makes

them easier to send, save and store. They have the .zip extension.

How to Open ZIP Files

1. If you have a ZIP file to open, make sure that the ZIP file extension is ticked in the WinRAR integration panel:


WinRAR can open ZIP extension by default
WinRAR can open ZIP extension by default

2. Double-click on the file and it will be displayed in WinRAR. Select the files that you want to open/extract and click on the "Extract To" icon at the top of the WinRAR window.

Click "OK" and your ZIP file will be saved in your destination folder!


WinRAR can extract ZIP files
WinRAR can extract ZIP files

Open ZIP Files with WinRAR in the Following Windows Versions:

Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

WinRAR Supports the Following Popular Archive Formats: