The Unzip tab provides the actions and their options available when you have opened a Zip file in the WinZip user interface. The features in this tab are listed by section and described below the picture.
- Same Folder as Zip: When you click this button, a folder will be created in the same location as your Zip file and all the files from the Zip file will be unzipped into it.
- Documents: This button unzips to a folder having the same name as the Zip file as the one above, but always puts that folder in the Documents folder. There is a drop-down menu item that allows you to choose a different folder, which can also change the name of the button.
- Last Folder Used to Unzip: This button is only active after you have selected a particular folder to unzip files to in a previous session. You then can use it to unzip directly into that folder again.
- My PC or Cloud: If you want to browse to a specific folder that you will use for the files you are unzipping, this is the button to click.
Files to Unzip
- All files: Click this radio button to cause all of the files and folders in the Zip file to be unzipped (or copied)
- Selected Files: Click this radio button to cause only those files and folders you have selected to be unzipped (or copied)
- Unzip and Try: Unzip the files in your open WinZip file to a specified location in order to try them out with the option to delete the extracted files when you close the WinZip file or exit WinZip
- Unzip and Install: Click this button if it is active (WinZip recognizes installable files) to unzip files, run the software setup, and have WinZip clean up the temporary files
- Last Output: View the results of the last operation WinZip performed
- Comments: Create, view, edit, or delete a comment embedded in your Zip file
- Properties: View the properties of your open WinZip file or of a file you have selected in your open WinZip file
- Diagnostics: Run a diagnostic test of your open WinZip file and view simple or detailed results of the test
- Unzip Settings: Use this drop-down menu to select up to 4 options to be used when you unzip (these options will remain checked or unchecked each time WinZip is opened)
- Prompt Before Replacing Files
- Don't Replace Newer Files with Older Versions
- Use Folder Names
- Show Unzipped Files (unzipped files will show in the WinZip Files pane)