Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

Expand may refer to any of the following:

expand definition1. The process or opening a folder and displaying all of its contents. For example, with Microsoft Windows, in Explorer, a user may click the plus ( + ) symbol next to a folder or double-click it to expand and view its contents.

2. The process of taking a compressed file and extracting all of the files from it. This restores the files to the original format.

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