This article is part of our File Manager tutorial series. Please see the links below if you are looking for a different explanation of the File Manager.
A compressed file is a file which contains several other files or folders which have been written in a format that takes up less space. The following instructions will walk you through extracting a compressed file (taking it out of its compressed format) through the File Manager.
The File Manager is only capable of extracting files on your account, so make sure you have uploaded your archive to your account before proceeding with these instructions. If you are unsure of how to upload a file to your account, please see our Uploading Files
Extracting Files from an Archive
- Log into your cPanel.
- Locate the File Manager tool under the "Files" category.
- Navigate to the folder which contains the compressed file you want to extract, and select it.
- With the archive selected, click the Extract icon from the top Toolbar. Alternatively, you can right click on the selected files and click on Extract from the drop down menu as pictured below.
- A dialouge box will appear where you can change the destination of the files to be extracted. Click the Extract File(s) button to complete the process.
Recommended Help Content
This article will walk you through copying and moving files using the File Manager. (updated 983 days ago)
This article will walk you through creating, removing, and editing files with the file manager. (updated 983 days ago)
This article will walk you through navigating the File Manager. (updated 981 days ago)
Related Help Content
This article will give a basic overview of the File Manager and explain how to access it. (updated 982 days ago)
This article will walk you through uploading files using the File Manager (updated 976 days ago)
This article will explain how to utilize GZip through the file manager. (updated 968 days ago)
There are many ways that you can transfer files and folder to and from your hosting account. We highly recommend using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program to quickly upload and download files. We (updated 1172 days ago)
Learn how to see how many files you have on your account using the File Count tool in the cPanel. (updated 729 days ago)
Video "How-to" Tutorial
tags: cpanel file
The Legacy File Manager will allow you to manage almost everything about your files, you can use it to upload, download, edit the code, change permissions and more! (updated 1715 days ago)
This article will explain how to utilize the IP Deny Manager tool in cPanel. (updated 183 days ago)
What is the Process Manager? How do I use the Process Manager? Why can I get to my cPanel but homepage does not display? (updated 163 days ago)