Wed. May 25th, 2022

I was amazed when realize some people don’t know how to extract a file from a zipped file, this is a quick tip on how to extract a zip file using Xplore.

What does a zip file mean?

zip file is a file that contains contents that have been compressed for either transmission or storage purpose.

Usually, a zip file ends with a file extension name of “.zip”. and to extract such files, you will require an application called x-plore. This app has been a long-serving servant since the days of Symbian phones. It works just fine when called upon, see the guide below on how to extract a zipped image, document, music, video and some other files with the .zip file extension mark.

Here is how to extract files from a zipped file using Xplore below… Firstly credits to Loneycatsgames for building such an amazing app. I’ve been a great fan of Xplore since the days of Symbian phones, its was and will still be one of my favourite apps cause it does a whole lot of work for me.

You can use other apps to extract a zip file, not just Xplore. Es File Explorer is also a very good alternative to Xplore on Android.

Here’s how to unzip / extract a zip file using X-plore on Android

Step 1: Download and Install X-plore

Download and install X-plore apk app via Google play store.

Step 2: Locate the file to be extracted

Locate and open file to be extracted. (Sample photo shows am extracting an MTNBis + VPN file)

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Click here to select where file will be saved

Step 3: Select file

Slide left or Click on the blue arrow on the top right to access the other pane of the app. (Dual pane features)

Step 4: Choose a folder to save the extracted file

Select where you want your file to be extracted in. (I selected “document” for mine)

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Select desired folder where file will be extracted in.

Step 5: Go to the previous page

Shortly after selecting a folder, Slide right or tap on the blue arrow to go back to the previous section. (You don’t have to slide from one pane to another if you’re using a larger screen device such as pad)

Step 6: Select and hold down to copy

Select and hold down the folder or file inside the zip folder for about 2 secs. A panel will popup requiring you to select a command. (See image below)

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Hold down file to enable popup before selecting a command.

Step 7: Tap “OK” to confirm

Tap on okay. (Don’t tick “move mode” if you don’t want to delete file from its zipped folder.)

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Hold down file to enable popup before selecting a command.

Step 8: Locate the file in the extracted folder

That’s all, just locate the extracted file through your phone file explorer/manager.


I hope it helped? Use the comment box if you need help.

By Boinero

Tech Savvy, Enthusiast, Graphic Designer (Aspiring WEBDEV), Samsung/Pixel Lover, Occasional Blogger - Business -Family Man... Can help on Tech-related issue because is a passion to me

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