How to Extract ZIP Files in Chromebook

Google’s Chrome OS is a fantastic lightweight operating system that is made for regular users who don’t want to fuss with anything. And I must add that Chrome OS has done a really decent job in this area. It has a good feature set and offers a wide variety of apps. For instance, you don’t need a third-party tool to extract ZIP files on a Chromebook. Few people, however, are aware of the specifics of how to achieve that or how to access other compressed file types. So, in this article, we’ll show you how to extract ZIP files in Chromebook using both native and third-party methods in just five easy steps. On that topic, let’s review the instruction manual.

Note: Interested in playing fun games on your Chromebook like Among Us? To learn how, refer to the guide we’ve linked to.

Extract ZIP Files in Chromebook (2021)

Here, we’ve included instructions for creating ZIP files on a Chromebook as well as extracting them. Additionally, if you want to extract data from other compressed formats like 7ZIP, TAR, etc., you can do so.

Extract ZIP Files in Chromebook Using the Files App

1. Simply select Open from the context menu when you right-click on a ZIP file on a Chromebook to extract it. To open the ZIP file, you can alternatively press the Enter key on your keyboard.

2. Next, pick everything and copy the files.

3. Next, return to Downloads and press Ctrl + E to create a new folder. A new folder can be made by right-clicking as well.

4. Finally, paste the text into the New Folder. There it is. And here is how Chromebook users can extract ZIP files. Yes, copying and pasting the material is a tedious operation, but opening ZIP files doesn’t require a third-party tool. Remember that only ZIP and RAR files will be compatible with this operation.

5. Install Wicked Good Unarchiver (Free) on your Chromebook if you wish to extract files from other compressed formats like 7Z, TAR, RPM, ISO, PAX, CPIO, CAB, AR, DEB, etc. The native Files app is integrated with it. Open any other compressed file identical to step #1 after installation, then copy and paste the content into a new folder. There it is.

How to Create ZIP Files in Chrome OS

1. In Chrome OS, you can simply right-click on a file or folder and select the Zip Selection option to compress your data.

2. A ZIP file will be created in the same folder and the file or folder will be instantly compressed. Pretty simple, yes?

List of Popular Chromebooks

All of the Chromebooks listed below are compatible with our instruction. It is not a comprehensive list and is merely provided as an illustration.

Brand Name Model Name
Acer Acer Chromebook 315
Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C2C3
Acer Chromebook CB315-3HT-C296
Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C4QE
Acer Chromebook CB315-2HT-44MJ
Acer Chromebook CB315-3HT-C3J0
Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C5JS
Acer Chromebook CB315-3HT-C6XF
Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C36A
Acer Chromebook CB315-3HT-C16B
Acer Chromebook 314
Acer Chromebook CB314-1H-C34N
Acer Chromebook CB314-1H-C66Z
Acer Chromebook CB314-1H-C02A
Acer Chromebook 311
Acer Chromebook CB311-9HT-C4UM
Acer Chromebook CB311-9H-C12A
Acer Chromebook 311 – CP311-3H-K5GD
Acer Chromebook CB311-9H-C7C8
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 – CP713-2W-79H3
Acer Chromebook 512 – C851-C1J7
Acer Chromebook 311 Touch – CB311-9HT-C4UM
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 – CP311-3H-K5GD
Acer Chromebox CXI3 – CXI3-I7V16GNKM4
Acer Chromebox CXI3 – CXI3-4GKM4
Acer Chromebox CXI3 – CXI3-4GNKM4
Acer Chromebook Spin 13 – CP713-1WN-51EA
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 – CP713-2W-79H3
Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 13 – CP713-1WN-76M7
Chromebook Spin 13 – CP713-1WN-813G
Acer Chromebook Spin 514
Acer Chromebook 311 C733-C0FK
Acer Chromebook CB314-1H-P7ZZ
ASUS ASUS Chromebook C204EE
ASUS Chromebook C403NA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C214MA
ASUS Chromebook C203XA
ASUS Chromebook C202XA
ASUS Chromebook 14 C425TA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C434TA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C433TA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C436FA
ASUS Chromebook C202SA
ASUS Chromebook C423NA
ASUS Chromebook C523NA
ASUS Chromebook C223NA
ASUS Chromebook Flip C101PA
Google Google Pixelbook Go GA00521-US
Google Pixelbook Go GA00519-US
Google Pixelbook Go GA00526-US
Google Pixelbook Go GA00124-US
Google Pixelbook Go GA00519-UK
Google Pixelbook Go GA00523-US
Google Pixel Slate C1A
HP HP Chromebook – 14a-na0003tu
HP Chromebook 11A G6 EE
HP Chromebook x360 12b-ca0010TU
HP Chromebook – 14a-na0002tu
HP Chromebook – 11-v010nr
HP Chromebook – 15-de0010nr
HP Chromebook – 14-db0030nr
HP Chromebook – 14-db0020nr
HP Chromebook – 15-de0015nr
HP Chromebook – 14a-na0097nr
HP Chromebook – 14a touch optional
HP Chromebook – 14-db0098nr
HP Chromebook 11a-nb0047nr
HP Chromebook 11a 11a-na0010nr
HP Chromebook 11a 11a-na0060nr
HP Chromebook 14A G5
HP Chromebook Enterprise 14A G5
HP Chromebook 11A G6 Education Edition PC
HP Chromebook 14A G5
HP Chromebook 11A G8 Education Edition
HP Chromebook x360 11 G3 EE
HP Pro c640 Chromebook
HP Chromebook 11A G8 Education Edition
HP Chromebook 14A G5 Notebook PC
HP Pro c640 Chromebook
HP Elite c1030 Chromebook
HP Pro c640 Chromebook Enterprise
HP Elite c1030 Chromebook Notebook PC
HP Pro c645 Chromebook
HP Chromebook x360 12b-ca0010nr
HP Chromebook x360 – 14c-ca0065nr
HP Chromebook x360 – 14b-ca0010nr
HP Chromebook x360 14a-ca0097nr
HP Chromebook x360 14c-ca0085nr
HP Chromebook x360 – 14ct-ca000
HP Chromebook 11 G1 Notebook PC 1NW60UT
HP Chromebook – 14-ca020nr
HP Chromebook 11 G6 Education Edition 3PD94UT
HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 EE – Customizable
Lenovo Chromebook Duet (10.1″) 2 in 1
Lenovo 10e Chromebook Tablet
500e Chromebook 2nd Gen (11.6″) Intel
300e Chromebook 2nd Gen (11.6″)
100e Chromebook 2nd Gen (11.6″)
14e Chromebook (14″)
Chromebook C340 (11″)
Chromebook C330 (11.6″)
Yoga Chromebook (15.6″)
Chromebook 3 (14 )
Lenovo Chromebook S345 (14 )
Chromebook Flex 3i (11 )
Chromebook Flex 5 (13 )
100e Chromebook 2nd Gen (11.6 ) AMD
300e Chromebook 2nd Gen (11.6 ) AMD
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
Samsung Chromebook Plus (LTE)
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
Samsung Chromebook 4+
Samsung Chromebook 4
Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2)
Samsung Chromebook 3
Samsung Chromebook Plus

Easily Extract Files on Your Chromebook

The goal of Chrome OS is to make things simple for users, and it has been successful in doing so. You can view the content without installing or even thinking about ZIP and RAR tools. Simply press “enter,” and you’re done! However, we still hope Google makes improvements in the future and adds a Unzip menu for easy extraction. Until then, you can extract ZIP files on a Chromebook using the methods mentioned above. That’s all we have to say, though. Follow our linked page to discover more about Chrome OS tips and techniques.