I can open some zip files via the file app that is preinstalled on the chromebook, but some zip files just won't open up for me. I don;t understand why, since all the zip files I downloaded a few days ago still allows me to open them, but the zip files I downloaded yesterday will not open for me. I tried online zip openers, and it said that they didn;t have permission. What is the issues?

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    Ask the source where you got the files how you may open them. Permission issues indicate they could be passworded. – John Feb 28 at 22:05

You might find either of these helpful.


Supported archive formats: 7z ar cab cpio crx deb iso jar lha/lzh mtree pax rpm tar warc Supported compression formats: bz2/bzip/bzip2 gz/gzip lzma lz4 lzip lzo/lzop uu xz Z zstd


Solid Explorer from the Play Store or other File Managers should be able to handle the extracting.

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