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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, making them more manageable for the user.

WinRAR is the third most installed software after Google Chrome & Acrobat Reader, making it the World’s most popular compression file utility!

How to open ZIP files

1. If you have a ZIP file to open, ensure that the ZIP file extension check box 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. Choose the files you want to extract/open 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

WinRAR supports the following popular archive formats: