Zipping is a process that most people who send and receive a lot of files at work are familiar with. Generally speaking, compressing is quite useful – and mandatory in some cases – when needing to compress a large file.
In Android, you cannot open or create ZIP files without the assistance from a third-party app. In this tutorial, we are going to be showing you how to seamlessly handle ZIP files on Android.
The app that we will be using is called RAR, which was developed by the folks from WinRar, who provide the famous PC counterpart.
So you’ve downloaded a ZIP file on your Android device, but when you tap to open it, a message shows up stating that ‘the file cannot be opened’. With RAR, unzipping takes seconds.
To view the unzipped files, head over to your device’s file manager, where all the saved file are located, and open the respective directory. There, you will find the unzipped file, which will carry the label of the original zipped file.
If you are completely unfamiliar with file manager, feel free to check out our step-by-step guide.
Creating a ZIP file is a pretty simple process as well, and similar to unzipping.
If you encounter any problems while trying out the above or have a recommendation to make, feel free to shoot a comment down below.
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