How To Extract Or Compressed File On PC Or Computer

How To Extract Compressed Files On Android, iPhone, Mac And PC

This article will teach you how to extract compressed files on android, iphone, mac and pc or computer. Such compressed files includes RAR, ZIP, iso, gz, tgz e.t.c. These compressed files needs appropriates program or software to extract file on different platforms. So it is a must for every users to determine the file extension to choose software or program capable of extracting compressed file correctly.

What is Compressed file?

A compressed file is any given file that contains more than one files or directory that is smaller in size than the original file size. It allows more data to be stored and makes downloading faster depends on the files size and the speed of the device.

These files are stored in different directory depends on which browser used to download the file, for instances, using chrome browser or moxilla firefox, operamini stored downloaded file into download folder in your device. U.C browser stored download file into U.C browser folder as default except you modify the directory to your favorite folder.


How To Extract Compressed Files On Android Phones

How To Extract Compressed Files On Android

There are some steps requires on how to extract compressed files on Android and below are the steps involves:

  • Visit Google Playstore to download and install ES-File Explorer or try EZ File Explorer
  • Launch the app
  • Locate the compressed file
  • Press and hold the file to mark the file
  • Tap “more” option and click on “Extract to”
  • Select your preferred location where to extract the file e.g “Current Path” indicate the same folder where the compressed file located or “Choose Path” indicate to change the folder or create new folder.
  • Click on “OK” to start extracting the file, Once finish you are done.

How To Extract Compressed Files On iPhone

  • Download iZip from App store and install the app
  • Locate the Zip file or Compressed file
  • Press and hold on the file, Tap on share
  • Find iZip and click on it
  • Choose a location where you want the file to be extracted
  • Tap “Save to Files” the files will be automatically extracted.

How To Extract Compressed Files On Mac

  • Double click on the compressed file
  • The file will be automatically extracting by Archive utility into the current folder which the compressed folder is held.
How To Extract Or Compressed File On PC Or Computer

How To Extract File On PC Or Computer

  • Download Win-RAR File and Install the software on your Computer
  • Locate the downloaded or compressed file
  • Right click on it
  • Select “Extract Here” and the file will be automatically extracted to the current file.


  • Locate files and right click
  • Select and click on “Extract files” a window will pop up
  • Browse and select your preferred location
  • Click “OK” to extract the file.


Make sure you determined the size of the file and the location where the extracted file to be stored. Also using the appropriates software or application on your smartphones or computer.


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