# Ubuntu – Am I not able to open or extract .zip files? How to fix this

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Many times since I have gotten ubuntu on my Samsung Chromebook (That itself being a grueling process) I have tried to extract files. But, every time, no matter what .zip file I am trying to extract, I get this message "Could not open archive, MIME-type unsupported or file did not exist" . I would be glad to provide any other needed info. Just tell me what you need!

Press Ctrl + Alt + T to open the Terminal. Type this to install unzip.

sudo apt-get install unzip


Then type this to use unzip in the Terminal to extract the zip file.

unzip [archive.zip] -d [destination_folder]


Replacing [destination_folder] with the folder you want it to be extracted to. Also replacing [archive.zip] with the location and name of the archive.