November 24, 2015 Leave a comment Easily open compressed files By Kevin Downey, Komando.com PHOTO COURTESY OF SHUTTERSTOCK You've probably heard about .zip files. They're computer files that are compressed, essentially just squished down in size, so they're easier to manage.Google, for instance, compresses some of your photos on its free, cloud-based site, Google Photos. If you're receiving compressed files like .zip or .7z, perhaps in an email, you need a program to open them. You may have heard of programs like WinRAR that do just that. (Note: WinRAR has had some issues with security, including earlier this fall.) Another program to open compressed files is Z-Opener.Google's VirusTotal says Z-Opener is a clean site. But, make sure you have a rock-solid security software installed before you download any program.Download instructionsClick on the blue link below, to start the Z-Opener download. Click on Free >> Open.Once open, you'll see "Unpack File" If you're trying to open a compressed file on your computer, choose Desktop, then open the file.If you want to compress a file, like a photo album, choose "Pack File." Find your file; highlight it, then hit Compress. Downloads Links Download for Windows - Free Please share this information with everyone. Just click on any of these social media buttons. Desktop Tools .7z .zip Compressed BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Previous Downloads Transfer your smartphone's music and more to your computer Next Downloads Keep your 'favorited' websites organized Related Articles Netflix: Privacy & other tricks you need to know See inside Amazon founder Jeff Bezo’s swanky spaceship 5 things you can do with the new Google Assistant Sponsored: Need a free, beautiful website? Build one today!