In browser viewing of Zip files in SharePoint Online

I have been toying (more like sitting on it :|) with the idea of creating an app for in-browser extraction of zip files that have been uploaded to SharePoint document libraries. It seems now however that Microsoft beat me to it. 🙂

If you have modern libraries enabled in your O365 tenant and you click on a zip file uploaded to a library, you will now notice that SharePoint will actually show you all the files within that archive within the browser – effectively extracting the zip file for you in the browser. You can then chose to download the entire archive or browse through folders and sub folders in the zip archive to download individual OR multiple files & folders from the archive. You still are not able to view in the browser the files from the archive so may be my app is still viable for now lol
A picture speaks (on in this case pictures) more than a thousand words so here it goes:

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Fig 1: A Zip file in a modern SharePoint library
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Fig 2: Zip file expanded to the first level
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Fig 3: Zip file expanded to the second level – notice how you can choose to download a single folder from the zip archive
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Fig 4: Zip file expanded to the third level – again, notice how you can choose to download multiple files from the zip archive

 

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2 Responses to In browser viewing of Zip files in SharePoint Online

  1. Anonymous says:

    The product is of very bad quality. I bought one and they don’t refund price you have to purchase other items all are below expectations.

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