Help on Extracting Zip/Tgz files


  1. oldbear

    oldbear Member

    hi,
    anyone knows how to extract zip files/tgz files in Android?
    i tried Astro File Manager but it does not work.

    thanks.

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  2. Super Noob

    Super Noob Well-Known Member

  3. oldbear

    oldbear Member

    very cool...
    but it does not work when i tried to unzip files.
    it gave me an error: 'unzip operation failed'

    would anyone know y?
  4. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    Estrongs File Explorer can unzip (... and a lot of other things :))

    Harry
  5. asp2010

    asp2010 Active Member

    there might be a problem with your zip file. have you checked that you can unzip it on your computer? if it works, you could try copying the zip file to your phone once again, as it might have gotten corrupted during the transfer.
  6. Super Noob

    Super Noob Well-Known Member

    Good point, make sure the zip file works on your pc first. For example, there are some .zip downloads on the xda forums that do not work. The reason is because the replaced the '.apk' with '.zip', so after downloading you have to rename the file, not unzip it.

    Also make sure that the zipped file contains a filetype that your android recognizes. For example, It might not recognize a '.dxf' filetype.
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