Different versions of compression algorithms are used in almost all types of computer programs used files .However, there are specialized applications (archiver), whose purpose - to further reduce the size of any file types .Components of Windows have built-in functions for working with compressed files of these programs, but their capacity is limited.
If the compressed file has the format of zip, the Windows operating system, you can work with it as with a standard folder.Start the default file manager of the operating system - Windows Explorer.You can do a lot of ways, the simplest of which is the rollover win, and e.Click on the folder tree in the left frame of the Explorer to the folder where it is stored compressed file - you see it in the left frame with normal folders, but have a different icon.Click this icon, and in the right frame Explorer displays the contents of a compressed archive.Here you can view, copy and launch files from the zip-archive.If you want to have a larger
selection of file operations, then move them to a normal folder.
Other common formats of compressed files (eg, rar and 7-zip) on Windows can not handle on their own, so it is best to install an additional universal archiver program.Pick up an application that can pack and extract files from the most popular compression formats.For example, it may be a free file archiver 7-zip (http://7-zip.org) or very popular today WINRar (http://win-rar.ru).
Use the context menu to compress and decompress files after installing the selected application - when you install each of these programs adds Explorer desired function.To unpack the archive you, as in the first step, you need to run the file manager and navigate to the folder containing the compressed file.Then click the right mouse button and select one of the commands retrieve files .The wording of these items will depend on the program, but their meaning is reduced to extract compressed files to the current folder in the folder that you create or archive indicates a user.