Sample ZIP Files

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Here, You can find multiple sample zip files for your testing purposes and you can download them.

Zip files are lossless data compression archive file format. ZIP files have a “.zip” extension.

Sample Zip File

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What is a ZIP file:

  • A ZIP file is a compressed archive that stores one or more files or folders.
  • It reduces the overall file size, making it easier to store, share, and transfer files.
  • It’s a common format used across various operating systems.

Key features of ZIP file:

  • Compression: Minimizes file size using algorithms, often without losing quality.
  • Organization: Combines multiple files and folders into a single entity for better management.
  • Sharing: Facilitates easy transfer of multiple files over email, cloud services, or other platforms.
  • Storage: Saves disk space by compressing files, especially helpful for large files or backups.

Common uses of ZIP files:

  • File sharing: Emailing large attachments, uploading multiple files to websites, or sharing files online.
  • Software distribution: Packaging software programs and their components for installation.
  • Backups: Creating compressed copies of important files or folders for data protection.
  • Digital downloads: Distributing music, videos, ebooks, software, and other digital content.

How to open a ZIP file:

Most operating systems have built-in tools to extract ZIP files:

  • Windows: Right-click the ZIP file and select “Extract All.”
  • macOS: Double-click the ZIP file to open it in the Archive Utility.
  • Linux: Use a file archiver like “unzip” in the terminal.

Alternatively, use third-party software like WinZip, 7-Zip, or WinRAR for advanced features.

How to create zip file

Here’s a guide on creating ZIP files, covering common operating systems:


  1. Locate the files or folders: Navigate to the files or folders you want to compress.
  2. Select them: Hold down the Ctrl key to select multiple items, or click and drag to select a group.
  3. Right-click and choose “Send to” > “Compressed (zipped) folder”: This initiates compression.
  4. Rename the zipped folder (optional): Right-click the new ZIP file and select “Rename” to give it a descriptive name.


  1. Locate the files or folders: Find the items you want to compress.
  2. Control-click or right-click: Press and hold the Control key while clicking, or right-click on the selected items.
  3. Choose “Compress” > “File”: This creates a ZIP file with the same name as the original folder or file.


  1. Open a terminal window: Press Ctrl+Alt+T or search for “Terminal” in the applications menu (Top Bar).
  2. Navigate to the directory: Use the cd command to change to the directory containing the files to compress.
  3. Use the zip command (Linux Command): Type zip file1 file2 folder1 (replace with your desired names).

Additional tips to create Zip File:

  • Password-protect ZIP files: Use third-party software like WinZip or 7-Zip to add password protection for security and data hidden.
  • Split large ZIP files: Divide large ZIP files into smaller parts for easier sharing or storage using software like 7-Zip.
  • Use cloud services: Use cloud services like Google Drive or Dropbox for storing and sharing ZIP files without manual compression and also help to store and directly link share.