Files Go is the official Google file manager for Android. In a recent update, the application gained compatibility with compressed files in ZIP format quite common on the PC and in files received by email. That way, the user can extract and view the contents of this type of file without needing apps like WinZip.
Check, in the following step by step, how to extract ZIP files using the Files Go app. The procedure was performed on a Motorola E4, from Motorola, but the tips apply to other Android phones. You need to have the latest version of the app installed, see how to update your apps.
Learn how to use the Files Go app to extract ZIP files Photo: Thssius Veloso / dnetc
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Step 1. Download the file to your cell phone. In the case of Gmail, for example, just tap on the arrow icon, to the right of the name. After the download is complete, open Files Go and tap "Downloads" in the "Search" tab.
Download the file and open the downloads folder in Files Go Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 2. The downloaded file, in ZIP format, appears in the download list. Tap on it to view the content. To unzip the files, just tap "Extract".
Extracting ZIP file Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 3. Then, you can delete the original (compressed) file by checking the "Delete ZIP file" option. Tap "Done" to display the extracted files. To open them, just tap on the desired item.
Viewing extracted files Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Step 4. The file will then be displayed on the screen. It is possible to open documents in popular formats, such as images, PDFs, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, music and videos.
Viewing an extracted photo Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora
Ready! Take advantage of the tips to extract and open files in ZIP format on your phone without having to resort to specific apps.
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