How to Extract RAR, ZIP, 7Z, TAR, GZIP and other Compressed Files

Compression tools like 7Zip,Winzip, Winrar are commonly used to reduce the file size and to bind multiple file in one compressed file.

You can extract 7z, ZIP, RAR, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, GZIP, ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z files by following the steps given below


Download 7Zip and save somewhere in your computer (7Zip is free and open source utility).


Double click on downloaded zZip setup file to install it

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After completing installation run 7Zip. Got to Start Menu > 7Zip > 7-Zip File Manager

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Browse the file, select it and click on Extract button. (Supported files: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z)

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Browse the path where you want to save the extracted content and choose other options if needed and click OK button

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8 comments… add one
trickYguY October 2, 2009, 10:17 am

Feel free to ask if you still unable to extract your file

Naima October 4, 2009, 2:23 pm

thanks for this informative post

Jonsson October 12, 2009, 3:58 pm

Nice tips

mannee November 15, 2009, 11:24 am

Does anybody know how to point windows to the Windows Compressed Folder util to open a RAR file?

mannee November 15, 2009, 12:49 pm

Let me reword; Where do you point a RAR file TOO to open it with the Windows Compressed Files Util?

trickYguY November 15, 2009, 2:18 pm

Download 7zip utility to extract RAR as mentioned in Step-1, its free utility to extract compressed files of different formats.

Asho 99 December 25, 2009, 4:35 pm

I really want to appreciate your work. thanks trickYguY

Tonya Rose March 11, 2017, 6:35 pm

I usually do it like this: with WinZip. I find it to be the easiest and quickest way to compress and decompress files 🙂

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