1. Mario92's Avatar
    Hi,

    I downloaded some zip files via Internet Explorer and I can't open them. It says "Tap to open" after downloading but nothing happens when I tap the screen.
    Same story with .rar , .7z and some .xls files.

    Meanwhile, .doc files (Word) and other Office formats, music and videos open without any problems.

    I downloaded app called Archiver to open other compressed files other than ZIP but nothing happened.

    I restarted my phone, cleared cache in IE - didn't helped. Office works good, it opens everything I throw at him.
    Whatsup67 likes this.
    10-19-2013 05:09 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8 does not support .zip and .rar file downloads.
    10-20-2013 12:19 AM
  3. tipu2185's Avatar
    Hi,

    I downloaded some zip files via Internet Explorer and I can't open them. It says "Tap to open" after downloading but nothing happens when I tap the screen.
    Same story with .rar , .7z and some .xls files.

    Meanwhile, .doc files (Word) and other Office formats, music and videos open without any problems.

    I downloaded app called Archiver to open other compressed files other than ZIP but nothing happened.

    I restarted my phone, cleared cache in IE - didn't helped. Office works good, it opens everything I throw at him.
    I also have problem with .xls files. Maybe there is some compatibility issue.
    10-20-2013 01:29 AM
  4. Mario92's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8 does not support .zip and .rar file downloads.
    I am new at Windows Phone but I found on several places that WP8 can handle zip files:
    Link 1
    Archiver
    10-20-2013 06:18 AM
  5. amitnahar's Avatar
    I am fairly certain that archiver can handle .7z and zip files.
    10-20-2013 06:40 AM
  6. mpt15's Avatar
    I also have problem with .xls files. Maybe there is some compatibility issue.
    .xls files can be opened but not edited. I've done it several times, no issues.
    .xlsx files can be edited.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-20-2013 06:43 AM
  7. Devamps's Avatar
    Archiver Pro | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    NOTE: Because of Microsoft's restrictions, .zip files can only be opened from the SD or SkyDrive. Not from the browser, email or another app
    10-20-2013 07:57 AM
  8. Mario92's Avatar
    So, if IE downloads zip file, it is on SD, right? So I should close IE, open Archiver and then extract it. A bit longer procedure but still possible.
    10-20-2013 08:10 AM
  9. Devamps's Avatar
    You tried?



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