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A Zip file is a compressed archive file which may contain one or more files and folders. The most commonly used compression algorithm in Zip file is DEFLATE, however other compression algorithms are also allowed in zip file. Today, Zip file is the most widely used archive format. By compressing files and folders into zip file, you can 
save lots of disc space and network bandwidth when transferring files on Internet.

With PowerISO, you can create, open, extract, and convert zip files. To open zip archive, please follow the steps,

  • Run PowerISO.

  • Click the "Open" button on toolbar or choose "File > Open" menu.

  • An "Open file" dialog will popup. Navigate to the folder containing the zip file, select the file, then click "Open" button.

  • If the zip archive is encrypted, PowerISO may prompt you to enter the password to open the file. Enter the correct password for the file, then click "OK".

  • PowerISO will open the zip file, and list all files and folders in it. You can then browse and view contents in the zip archive. If there is a '*' at the end of  the file name, it means that the file is encrypted with a password.

  • If you want to extract files in the zip file, please select the files you want t extract, then click the "Extract" button on toolbar to open "Extract zip file" dialog. If no file is selected, all files in the zip archive will be extracted.

  • Choose the destination directory for extraction. If you want to extract all files, you should select "All files" option. Otherwise, only selected files will be extracted.

  • Click the "OK" button to start extracting zip archive. PowerISO will show the progress information during extraction. After the operation complete, you can find the extracted files in destination folder.


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