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Extract a file from a Zip -- Method II

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Step1 The first steps of Method II are the same as Method I. You just can't escape the necessity of finding the darn zip file before you can extract a file. Here we are looking for a file called located in the g:\download directory. First we double-click on the G: drive in the left side of the Windows Explorer. Or, if you prefer you can click on the plus sign to the left of the drive. Keep in mind this is only an example. I highly doubt you have a g: drive with the exact same set of directories.

Step2 Now we can double-click on the "Download" folder. This opens that folder exposing its files in the right side window of Windows Explorer.

Step3 Highlight and click on the zip file. In our example it is

Step4 This opens the zip file into the WinZip program. In our example there are two files in the Zip archive. Let's extract the file gchat.exe using the "Drag-n-Drop" method.

Step5 To drag a file from the zip window into the target folder it's best to postion the windows on screen so that you have a clear path from one to the other. This example shows the Windows Explorer on the left and the Zip on the right.

Step6 Start the "Drag-n-Drop" method by highlighting the file with the mouse arrow -- as in this example. Then press the left mouse button. Hold the left mouse button down. And keep holding the left mouse button down.

Step7 As you drag the file toward its destination folder in the Windows Explorer you will see a circle and line when the cursor is over a window which can not accept the file. If the window underneath the cursor can accept the file it will have a look such as that in the next graphic.

Step8 Here you can see the file is hoovering over the Windows Explorer foldering. The cursor has a plus sign on the bottom right indicating that the folder can accept the file. To drop the file release the left mouse button which you have been holding down all this time. The file will drop into the folder and that is it.