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The Unzip/Share Tab

The Unzip/Share tab, which is visible when an existing WinZip® file is open, allows you to:

  • Unzip files from the open WinZip file, and
  • Use email, the cloud, social media, and instant messaging to share the WinZip file, the files it contains, or files from the cloud.

Unzip group

Use the controls in this group to unzip files to your PC, a network location, or the cloud.

  • Folder name: Click to edit the name of the folder to which files will be unzipped when you click 1-click Unzip. This name is combined with the Location field to construct a complete file location for the 1-click Unzip.
  • Location: Click to specify the location where the folder specified by Folder name will be located. The Location and the Folder name are combined to create a complete location for unzipping. For example, if Location contains "D:\Work Files" and Folder contains "April", files will be unzipped to "D:\Work Files\April" when you click Unzip. Note that the inital contents of this field may be affected by the Unzip Folder setting in the Folders tab of WinZip Options (Settings tab).
  • 1-click Unzip: Click the upper part of this button to quickly unzip files to the location specified by the Location and Folder name fields. To unzip to a different location, click the lower part of the button and choose Unzip to My PC or Cloud.

Files to Unzip group

The controls in this group determine which files are unzipped.

  • All files: If this radio button is selected, WinZip will unzip all files in the WinZip file, regardless of selections.
  • Selected files: If this radio button is selected, WinZip will unzip only the files that are selected.

Search group

You can use the Search button to select files for unzipping.

  • Click the upper portion of this button to open the Select Files window, where you can type a partial or wildcard file name such as "*.doc". WinZip will find and select any files matching the pattern you provide.
  • Use the drop down menu to select all files/folders or to invert the selection.

Share group

The controls in the Share group make it easy to share your WinZip file, or files from the cloud, with others. You can email the files or links to the files, or you can send links via social media.

  • Email: Click the upper half of the button to send your files via email. Click the lower half to set options:
    • Click As attachment to send your files as email attachments.
    • Click Using cloud to upload your files to a cloud service and send a link to the uploaded files via email.
    • Click Choose automatically if you want WinZip to decide which option to use, based on the file size.
    • Click Settings to open the email settings dialog, where you can set the desired size for Choose automatically and configure WinZip's internal mailer.

  • Social Media: Click to send links to your files via Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter.
  • Instant Messaging: Click to send links to your files via Google Hangouts, Twitter, Jabber or Office 365 Groups.

  • What to Share: Click to specify what you want to share.
    • This Winzip file: Choose this option if you want to share the currently open WinZip file.
    • File(s) from cloud: Choose this option if you want to share files from a cloud storage service. WinZip will obtain a link to each file you select and then share them via email or social media. The email options described above do not apply in this case, as only links will be shared.

WinZip Express group

The WinZip Express features allow you to perform tasks related to zipping and sharing files in fewer steps.

  • Zip and Share: Click to create a new Zip, from selected files in the open Zip, that can be saved locally or to a cloud storage service, emailed, or shared via social media or instant messaging. Optionally apply encryption, image size reduction, conversion of documents to PDF and watermarking while zipping.
  • Snap and Share: Click to acquire photos and videos from camera devices attached to your PC and add them to a new or open Zip file.  Optionally rotate images, apply encryption, image size reduction, and watermarking while zipping and share via email, social media or instant messaging.
  • Scan and Share: Click to scan, as PNG, BMP, JPG or PDF files, documents from scanner devices attached to your PC, and add them to a new or open Zip file. Optionally apply encryption, image size reduction, and watermarking while zipping and share via email, social media or instant messaging.