HOW TO: Extract Compressed Files Online

Of course, WinRAR and 7-Rip are the most popular tools for extracting compressed files, but you can’t expect them to be installed on every computer you use! I spend most of my browsing time on Internet Cafes, and they have a sick software for doing this task. So the best thing I thought of doing? Pick a web app like WobZIP for extracting compressed files online.


WobZIP is a free online tool that allows you to uncompress your files online. Wobzip supports formats such as 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZHCHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS.

They also scan your compressed files using an anti-virus scanner (Bitdefender) so any infected files will be removed before you download them onto your computer.

Extracting Compressed Files Online

You have two options for doing that, either you can upload your desired file or uncompress from a URL.

To uncompress files from your computer, go to the main page and select your file by clicking the “Browse” button then on “wobzip it!”

To uncompress files from a URL, choose the option “uncompress from a URL” and type in your URL. Click on “wobzip it!” to upload and uncompress.

A list of files will appear, and you can save your files by clicking on the filename. You can also save your files as a ZIP file by clicking on the “Download files as .zip” button.

I hope you would have found this tool useful. Do you know any other useful tool? Do share them in the comments below.

16 thoughts on “HOW TO: Extract Compressed Files Online”

  1. Very helpful and informative post. For those who don't have the extracting tool installed on their pc, this is going to save a lot of time to compress or uncompress their files. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very useful tool…but won't be useful in for compressing large files, like a game, or any other software.
    still great tool!

  3. nice information…but this method is not suitable for unzipping larger files…it would be a better option to download 4MB win-rar,rather ththan uploading a 20MB file…

  4. Even i never had a thought tat we can uncompress any file online. NIce information , thanks for the share.

  5. Hi Pradeep,

    Whenever I come here, I find something new and interesting which really makes my work easy. This article one of them and actually I never thought that you can uncompress any file online as well.

  6. Nice articles, there are times when I really don't want to install another software just to extract a special kind of file, this will help me out at that times.


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