To open a ZIP file in Windows, you need a program that can decompress the file. The most widely used program is WinZip, a commercial tool that can both open ZIP files and create them. Another commonly used program is 7-Zip, which is free and open source.
To open a ZIP file with WinZip, you can double-click the file or right-click it and select “Open With” followed by “WinZip.” WinZip will then open the file and you can view the contents. You can also extract the files from the ZIP and save them to your computer or other location. Once the extraction is complete, you are free to work with the contents as you please.
To open a ZIP file with 7-Zip, you can double-click the file or right-click it and select “7-Zip” followed by “Extract Files.” This will open the 7-Zip program and you can view the contents of the ZIP file. You then have the option to extract the files or add more files to the ZIP.
In addition, there are several other programs available to open ZIP files. Some examples of these programs include PeaZip, Zipware, Zipmatic, and Bandizip. All of these programs allow you to view the contents of a ZIP file and extract the files. As with WinZip and 7-Zip, these programs allow you to add files to an existing ZIP file if desired.
In summary, there are many different programs available to open ZIP files in Windows. The most widely used programs are WinZip and 7-Zip, but there are several others available. All of the programs allow you to view the contents of the ZIP file and extract the files from the archive.