1. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Here's a guide on how to simply zip and unzip files on your BB10 device. The idea for this guide came from one of our forum members, Mel25 so thanks to him for the suggestion!

    All you need to UNZIP files is your File Manager.
    So in File Manager I have a zipped file called Work Files like this:


    Now you must tap the file you want to open and you will see this:


    Simply tap the UNZIP icon (which looks like an opened zipper) and then you are going to have to choose a location TO WHERE you want the files unzipped.


    Navigate to the folder where you want to unzip those file like this:


    After you tap unzip, your files will unzip in a folder in your chosen location.


    When you tap the folder, you will see your items unzipped and ready to use.

    I circled Work Files at the top to show you that it is no longer a PREVIEW. These files are unzipped and ready to be used or read.

    Now to zip up files using File Manager:
    OK here we have some instructor PowerPoints we are going to zip up. Notice the overflow buttons at the bottom. You will need to tap that first.


    So after you choose Select, you can choose the items you want to zip by tapping, like this:


    Once you have selected your files to zip, tap the ZIP icon like below:


    Here is the ZIPPING process as it works.


    Notice the files are zipped right where they were. Here is what it looks like when zipped.


    There you have it!!!
    No need for a third party app to zip and unzip! Your BB10 device can do it all!
    Last edited by jaydee5799; 11-20-13 at 09:19 AM.
    pkcable, Y. Z., Jandrsn36 and 16 others like this.
    11-20-13 06:46 AM
  2. hamsterwheel's Avatar
    Great guide!!
    11-21-13 07:43 AM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    Excellent Guide!
    11-21-13 09:35 PM
  4. Mel25's Avatar
    I'm a her Btw



    Great guide excellent detailed write up.


    Please include you can unzip rar files.

    That's one of the biggest gripes people have.

    They don't realize you can dl albums straight from any site then unzip them.


    Not saying cb is promoting piracy.

    I download a ton of free mixtapes and EP's.



    Posted via CB10
    Zolti and Y. Z. like this.
    11-24-13 04:43 AM
  5. jonduran86's Avatar
    I don't think you can unzip .rar. I think I tried it before
    11-26-13 09:50 AM
  6. SubCamp's Avatar
    Wow, i've been looking for this. Thanks!

    Anyone know what the compression ratio is?
    12-04-13 09:41 AM
  7. Mel25's Avatar
    I don't think you can unzip .rar. I think I tried it before
    Yes you can I do it every day!!

    Posted via CB10
    12-05-13 12:15 PM
  8. mohawk apple's Avatar
    Im curious about this zip thing lol, why would you want to zip a file? what does it do to a file. thanks for any feedback!
    02-09-14 07:41 PM
  9. ChrisHewer1's Avatar
    Im curious about this zip thing lol, why would you want to zip a file? what does it do to a file. thanks for any feedback!
    To make the file smaller. Maybe for sharing.

    Toasted via CB10 & Z30
    Y. Z. likes this.
    02-10-14 02:13 AM
  10. rawat_sandip's Avatar
    Awesome ...thanks

    Posted via CB10
    03-19-14 08:26 PM
  11. rcab's Avatar
    Thanks for showing this. Once again another reason to belong to Crackberry as my source for information and support for the Z10 phone.
    04-05-14 07:35 AM
  12. XamiDami's Avatar
    Or to send a bunch of pictures, for instance. Rather than attaching a bunch of pictures to an email, you simply zip all the picture you want to send, attached said zip file to your email & hit "send."

    I believe they call this "efficiency."

    I'm z10ing. Yes, I invented a verb.
    Y. Z. likes this.
    04-06-14 03:53 AM
  13. 2Peks1Bird's Avatar
    Here's a guide on how to simply zip and unzip files on your BB10 device. The idea for this guide came from one of our forum members, Mel25 so thanks to him for the suggestion!

    All you need to UNZIP files is your File Manager.
    So in File Manager I have a zipped file called Work Files like this:
    http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...b522d2880b.jpg

    Now you must tap the file you want to open and you will see this:
    http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...82798febc2.jpg

    Simply tap the UNZIP icon (which looks like an opened zipper) and then you are going to have to choose a location TO WHERE you want the files unzipped.
    http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...181782c3ea.jpg

    Navigate to the folder where you want to unzip those file like this:
    http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...5b4d3efa7d.jpg

    After you tap unzip, your files will unzip in a folder in your chosen location.
    http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...9f158293e6.jpg

    When you tap the folder, you will see your items unzipped and ready to use.
    http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...a705262f70.jpg
    I circled Work Files at the top to show you that it is no longer a PREVIEW. These files are unzipped and ready to be used or read.

    Now to zip up files using File Manager:
    OK here we have some instructor PowerPoints we are going to zip up. Notice the overflow buttons at the bottom. You will need to tap that first.
    http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...44f5d0eb0f.jpg

    So after you choose Select, you can choose the items you want to zip by tapping, like this:
    http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...d3feca775a.jpg

    Once you have selected your files to zip, tap the ZIP icon like below:
    http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...c9f2ade62f.jpg

    Here is the ZIPPING process as it works.
    http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...00c59f989d.jpg

    Notice the files are zipped right where they were. Here is what it looks like when zipped.
    http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/...f2eb1c2b76.jpg

    There you have it!!!
    No need for a third party app to zip and unzip! Your BB10 device can do it all!
    What app did you use to edit those screen shots?

    Z10 STL100-2 / running official 10.2.1.2141
    RednekHoser likes this.
    04-14-14 12:09 AM
  14. sonic7777's Avatar
    Thanks good to know. I didn't know the phone could unzip files, and zip

    Posted via CB10
    04-17-14 04:24 PM
  15. drfever's Avatar
    Quick question

    If I zip a file and email it to someone, can they unzip it on their end on their PC using any of the widely used unzip programs?

    Posted from my Z30 on CB10
    05-06-14 10:37 AM
  16. Ragbert's Avatar
    Yes, I've emailed a .zip to a friend which I created on my phone. They used whatever they had locally to unzip it - no complaints.
    Quick question

    If I zip a file and email it to someone, can they unzip it on their end on their PC using any of the widely used unzip programs?

    Posted from my Z30 on CB10
    05-08-14 02:15 AM
  17. omega supreme's Avatar
    Yes, I've emailed a .zip to a friend which I created on my phone. They used whatever they had locally to unzip it - no complaints.
    What about to someone on a non - blackberry phone??... i.e... you took several pics of someone and instead of sending them one by one you send them as a zipped file. How would it appear on their phone? Will it show up as an "unsupported file"?

    Posted via CB10
    10-07-14 02:18 PM
  18. Ragbert's Avatar
    If they have a smartphone running Android, iOS, or Windows, they will see it as a .zip file and can open it with their phone's OS's native zip app.

    If they have an older flip phone or other non-smartphone, then you may have to email the file to them so they can open it on a real computer. Their phone would probably throw an error or perhaps do nothing, if they tried to open it directly.

    What about to someone on a non - blackberry phone??... i.e... you took several pics of someone and instead of sending them one by one you send them as a zipped file. How would it appear on their phone? Will it show up as an "unsupported file"?
    Posted with my Q10, SQN100-2, 10.2.1.3253/3182 Radio
    10-09-14 08:40 AM
  19. omega supreme's Avatar
    If they have a smartphone running Android, iOS, or Windows, they will see it as a .zip file and can open it with their phone's OS's native zip app.

    If they have an older flip phone or other non-smartphone, then you may have to email the file to them so they can open it on a real computer. Their phone would probably throw an error or perhaps do nothing, if they tried to open it directly.



    Posted with my Q10, SQN100-2, 10.2.1.3253/3182 Radio
    Interesting, since I've seen in other threads that one of the cool things about having a blackberry was being able to zip and unzip files making it seem like other smartphones can't do that but you're saying they can.

    Posted via CB10
    10-09-14 01:16 PM
  20. Ragbert's Avatar
    Well, I think they can. I've received zip files from friends who sent them from non-BB phones. Whether or not they zipped them on the phone, I'm not sure. But I know they can view the contents. Next time it happens I'll be sure to ask for details.

    Interesting, since I've seen in other threads that one of the cool things about having a blackberry was being able to zip and unzip files making it seem like other smartphones can't do that but you're saying they can.
    Posted with my Q10, SQN100-2, 10.2.1.3253/3182 Radio
    10-14-14 09:01 AM

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