Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Unzip may refer to any of the following:

1. Term used to describe the process of exploding a file using a software utility such as PKUNZIP, WinZip, or 7-Zip. For example, many of the programs available for download are compressed into one small file making, facilitating faster data transmission. If the downloaded file ends with .zip, it must be unzipped before it can be installed.

2. Unzip is also a command line command used in Linux, Unix, and other command lines. See the unzip command for further information.

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