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I downloaded a zip file on my Chromebook. I see the file when I got to "chrome://files".

How do I unzip it? Clicking on it merely lets me view its contents.

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Create a destination folder. Open the archive in Chrome OS Files. Select and copy what you want, and paste it to the destination folder. You may be able to drag and drop as well.

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ChromeOS is coming with an unzip util that should work for you with clicking on zip files. You don't need to open the terminal for that. If for some reason you don't have it 'by default' try:

  • Go to about:flags
  • Enable Open archive.
  • Restart the Chromebook.
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Umm, if you can see its contents you have unzipped it. Anyway chrome OS is linux based right? Can you open a terminal? If so, run: unzip foo.zip.

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The terminal is not available by default in Chrome OS. You have to jump through a few hoops to get it. –  Al E. Aug 23 '12 at 18:26

Ummm, NO, clicking on the zip folder to view it's contents does NOT unzip the file. Just like on a PC, clicking on a zip file to open it and view its contents does not unzip it. To unzip the folder, you right click on it and then select unzip. But there's no such option on Chrome...

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