To extract files from a zipped compressed folder


Open My Computer, and then locate the compressed folder.


Do one of the following:

To extract a single file or folder, double-click the compressed folder to open it. Then, drag the file or folder from the compressed folder to a new location.

To extract all files or folders, right-click the compressed folder, and then click Extract All. In the Compressed (zipped) Folders Extraction Wizard, specify where you want to store the extracted files.


To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer

You can identify compressed folders by the zipper on the folder icon.

If the file is protected with a password, you must provide the password before the file can be extracted to the folder you specify.

When you extract a file, a compressed version remains in the compressed folder. To delete the compressed version, right-click the file, and then click Delete.

When you extract a file from a compressed folder that is password protected, the extracted file is no longer protected.

Related Topics

Open a zipped compressed folder

Add files to a zipped compressed folder

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