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How To Unzip Files In Windows 11

Unzipping files in Windows 11 is a simple process that can be done using the built-in tools of the operating system. There are multiple methods available to unzip files, including using File Explorer and PowerShell.

To unzip files using File Explorer, locate the zipped folder, right-click on it, and select the “Extract All” option. You can then choose the destination folder and click “Extract” to complete the process. If you only need to extract a single file from the zipped folder, simply double-click on the zipped folder, select the file(s), right-click, choose the “Copy” option, browse to the desired extraction location, right-click, and select “Paste.”

Another method to unzip files is by using PowerShell. Open PowerShell as an administrator and run the “Expand-Archive -LiteralPath PATH\TO\ZIP -DestinationPath PATH\TO\DESTINATION” command, replacing the paths with the appropriate file locations. This will extract the files from the zipped folder to the specified destination.

These methods are native to Windows 11 and do not require the use of third-party applications. Whether you need to extract all files from a zipped folder or only a single file, Windows 11 provides the necessary tools to accomplish this task with ease.

Unzipping Files Using File Explorer

The File Explorer method allows you to easily extract files from a zipped folder in Windows 11. To begin, locate the zipped folder on your computer. Right-click on the folder and a context menu will appear. From the menu, select the “Extract All” option.

A new window will open, prompting you to choose the destination folder where you want to extract the files. You can either select an existing folder or create a new one. Once you’ve selected the destination, click on the “Extract” button to start the extraction process. Windows will extract all the files from the zipped folder and place them in the specified destination folder.

If you only need to extract a specific file from the zipped folder, you can do so using File Explorer as well. Double-click on the zipped folder to open it. Locate the file(s) you want to extract, select them by clicking or dragging the mouse cursor over them, and then right-click. From the context menu, choose the “Copy” option.

Next, navigate to the desired extraction location using File Explorer. Right-click on the folder or directory where you want to extract the file(s) and select the “Paste” option. Windows will then copy the selected file(s) from the zipped folder to the specified location, effectively extracting them.

File Explorer Method Steps
Extracting all files
  1. Right-click on the zipped folder
  2. Select “Extract All”
  3. Choose a destination folder
  4. Click “Extract”
Extracting individual files
  1. Double-click on the zipped folder
  2. Select the file(s) you want to extract
  3. Right-click and choose “Copy”
  4. Navigate to the desired extraction location
  5. Right-click and choose “Paste”

The File Explorer method makes it simple and convenient to extract files from zipped folders in Windows 11. Whether you need to extract all the files or just a specific file, following these steps will ensure a smooth and efficient extraction process.

Unzipping Files Using PowerShell

PowerShell, a powerful command-line tool in Windows 11, offers an alternative method to unzip files by using the Expand-Archive command. This method provides users with greater control and flexibility when it comes to file extraction.

To begin, open PowerShell as an administrator. This can be done by right-clicking on the Start button and selecting “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” from the menu.

Once PowerShell is open, you can use the Expand-Archive -LiteralPath PATH\TO\ZIP -DestinationPath PATH\TO\DESTINATION command to unzip files. Make sure to replace “PATH\TO\ZIP” with the actual path of the zipped folder and “PATH\TO\DESTINATION” with the desired location where you want to extract the files.

After entering the command, press Enter, and PowerShell will begin extracting the files from the zipped folder to the specified destination. This process may take a few moments depending on the size of the files.