ZIP Extractor
ZIP Extractor

Free app for opening ZIP files

Welcome to ZIP Extractor™

ZIP Extractor is a free app for opening ZIP files on your computer, Android device, iPhone, or Google Drive. Password-protected ZIP files are supported.

With ZIP Extractor you can open a file of your choice, and then unzip, view, and download the files inside. To get started, open a ZIP file with one of the buttons below.

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How to use ZIP Extractor

  • To begin, select a ZIP file from your computer or from Google Drive. You can also select a ZIP file sent as an email attachment in GMail.
  • The ZIP file will be read and the files contained inside will be displayed.
  • Cick on any individual file inside the ZIP to preview or download it. You can preview PDFs, images, text files, audio files, videos, and Microsoft Office documents.
  • Download the individual item directly to your computer by pressing the "Download" button. This does not send the file to Google Drive.
  • Press the "Extract" button to extract the files to Google Drive. Optionally, you can set the location for extracted files by clicking the Google Drive text link.
  • Choose which files to extract and which files to skip using the checkboxes for each item. By default, all files will be selected.
  • During extraction, a new folder will be created with the same name as the ZIP file and the suffix "(Unzipped Files)".
  • The location of the "(Unzipped Files)" folder will be the same as the ZIP file, unless you don't have permission to write to that location. In that case, the folder will be placed in the "My Drive" root folder of your Google Drive.
  • Once extraction is complete, click "View Files" to go to the unzipped files in Google Drive.

How ZIP Extractor Works

  • ZIP Extractor is a pure Javascript web app. All processing is done directly in your web browser and on your computer, and not on any server.
  • ZIP Extractor will work "offline" without an internet connection. You do not need to send any data over the internet to use this app.
  • ZIP Extractor supports ZIP files with a password. You will be asked for password to open a password-protected ZIP file. This password is only used on your computer and is never sent over the network.
  • You have the option to extract files in the ZIP to Google Drive. No data is sent to Google Drive without your permission.
  • You can open and download individual files inside the ZIP file directly to your computer without sending them to Google Drive or anywhere else. It is cleared and removed from memory after use.
  • You do not need to authorize any special permissions in order to use ZIP Extractor.
  • If you do wish to open a ZIP from Google Drive, you will be asked with an official Google authorization prompt to allow ZIP Extractor permission to access Google Drive.

About ZIP Extractor

ZIP Extractor was first launched in 2014 and since then has been used by over a hundred million users to open their ZIP files. It remains one of the highest rated and most popular apps in the Google Chrome Web Store of all time. (ZIP Extractor is also available in the G Suite Marketplace.) ZIP Extractor has received positive press since its launch.

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