How do I open a compressed folder to see photos?

Sabitri mali December 12, 2011

How can I view the photos sent to me in an e-mail that are compressed in one folder? Do I need any software?

    December 13, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Hello, If you would have said what the compression of your files was, it would be an easy answer.....if the file is in .zip format, you do not need any extra software, you can open it with windows extraction tool.  If it is in .rar, you need extra software like either winrar which is a paid software or with 7-zip wich is freeware.  Both winrar and 7-zip can open several formats. 

  2. Jay
    December 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    what is the extension of the comressed folder ?
    rar or zip ?
    best option will be installing winrar..
    you can get it from here.

    If you want to save those pictures without winrar or any software, you can do this in gmail :

    Click view.
    it will show the contents of the compressed folder.

    There will be an arrow that will open a drop down menu
    select save in google docs

    Now go to goole docs.

    click on the title of photo

    It will open in a new tab.
    Click download.
    And save the photo..


    • Musukasmile
      December 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you very much...!!

      • Jay
        December 13, 2011 at 9:08 pm

        You are welcome !

  3. Jeff Fabish
    December 12, 2011 at 10:10 pm


    See our list of archive managers. My favourite is WinRar.  

    - Jeff