Open zip files on Android tablet

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Apps' started by AndrewRoed, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. AndrewRoed

    AndrewRoed Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    I downloaded a series of books to my tablet in a zip file. I see here that ES File Explorer is really popular although it's not easy to find...listed way down the list on the Play store. So it says this is compatible with all your devices (which seems to be rare these days). I clicked Install and it brings up the list of devices to install to. So I pick this one. It says it will be downloaded shortly. Now the Install button turned to Installed - but it's nowhere to be found on the tablet. I did this with Winzip too. What's the deal?
     
  2. leeshor

    leeshor Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    6,331
    Likes Received:
    1,037
    Trophy Points:
    700
    Location:
    Norcross, GA
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
    You may want to restart your tablet then look in the app drawer, (tap the ICON upper right part of the screen) Both should be there. A long press on the icon in the app drawer will allow you to drag it to the screen of your choice.
     
  3. AndrewRoed

    AndrewRoed Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    This is gettin' weird. When I first downloaded the zip epub file, I clicked on it and it said it couldn't open it. When I thought I installed ES File Explorer - even though I can't find a trace of it on the tablet - when I click on the epub zip file now a Extract window comes up. There's an option to Extract here or Extract to... When I click on either one, nothing seems to happen.
     
  4. leeshor

    leeshor Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    6,331
    Likes Received:
    1,037
    Trophy Points:
    700
    Location:
    Norcross, GA
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
    1) Did you find the app shortcuts?
    2) Did you restart your tablet?
    3) What tablet and version of Android are you using?
     
  5. AndrewRoed

    AndrewRoed Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    I've done this with a few apps - when I go to the Play store for those apps now, they all say it's "Installed". Nowhere can I find them. I have a Michley Electronics MiTraveler 10C2 tablet running android 4.0.3. I've restarted a few times.
     
  6. leeshor

    leeshor Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    6,331
    Likes Received:
    1,037
    Trophy Points:
    700
    Location:
    Norcross, GA
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
    From what you have posted, they must be there. On ICS, which is the version of Android that you have, you are looking for the tiny squares in the upper right corner of the screen to find the app drawer. Be certain you look at the tabs on that screen so you aren't looking at widgets instead of all the apps. If all else fails, go to settings - apps - all and find the missing apps. Tap on each one and tell it to clear cache and force close then restart again by holding down the power button until it restarts.
     
  7. leeb

    leeb Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Ive installed this way a few times... you must MAKE SURE that the device you are going to download to is IN FACT the one you have sitting there waiting for it. (and i dont know about YOU, but I have installed market so many times on so many devices now that only the newest (meaining least 'rebuilt') one is obvious.

    Of course the device must be 'online'... wifi or whatever. IT WILL SHOW UP in the system tray JUST AS IT DOES when doing it from there.
    IF IT doesnt then it went somewhere else.

    2nd star to the right, and straight on till morning! :p
     
  8. AndrewRoed

    AndrewRoed Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    So I can go into File Manager, find the epub zip file in the Download folder, touch Extract here - and nothing happens. I touch Extract to and it say Holding/mnt/sdcard/Download/...-epub-files.zip to extract. Maybe I'm gettin somewhere, maybe not. Then I go to the eBooks folder, hold it and a menu comes up one option of which is Extract here. When I touch that it says "You do not have permission to unzipall epub-...-files.zip. Any clues?
     
  9. leeb

    leeb Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    87
    I am unaware of a zip extraction in ES File Explorer... so Im not sure where you're going...
    but
    I DO use one called AndroUnzip.apk

    That handles MY unzipping needs... when I have them. :rolleyes:
    It is also possible that the zip file is corrupt/defective, but that should only be determined by attempting a different unzip app or redownloading the file.

    Hope that helps! :D
     
  10. vampirefo.

    vampirefo. Senior Member Developer

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,828
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    655
    Location:
    Huntington WV
    Tablet / Device:
    Leagoo Lead 1 ZTE OPEN C, Coby 7065, Coby 8042, Coby 9740
    ES File Explorer is what I use to make and extract zip files.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

apps to look at all files on android tab 3

,

download zip files on tablet

,
how do i open a zip file on my android tablet
,
how do i open a zip file on my tablet
,
how do you open a zip file on a tablet
,
how to extract a zip file tablet
,
how to open book zip on android tablet
,
how to open zip file on android tablet
,
how to open zip files in tablet
,
how to open zip files on android tablet
,
How to unzip epub books on Android
,
how to unzip files on android tablet
,
how to unzip files on tablet
,
my tablet wont unzip downloads
,
opening a zip file on a tablet
,
reading zip files on galaxy tab 3
,
win zip extractor for tablate
,
zip file opener for android
,
zip file opener for android tablet
,

zip for android tablet download