Chromebooks are no slouch and can perform jobs as well as Windows and Mac computers. One such task that most people perform regularly is zipping and unzipping files.
On a Chromebook, here’s how to compress and unzip files.
- From the app menu, launch the files app.
- Navigate to the location of the files you wish to compress.
- Click on a file to include in the zip file, then hold down the “Ctrl” key and choose the remaining files to zip.
- After that, hit the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the Files app.
- Finally, click Zip selection to combine all of the selected files into a single zip file.
Chrome OS does not include Windows or macOS-style shortcuts for extracting all files from a zip folder. Instead, you must manually unzip it. Here’s how to go about it.
- Open the files app and head over to the location of the zipped file.
- To open the compressed file, double-click it.
- Select all of the files, then right-click and choose “Copy.”
- Navigate to the spot where you wish to extract the contents of the copied zipped file.
- Right-click once more and select “Paste.”
On Linux, you can zip and unzip files in this way.