Open, Extract, Modify Archive files on Windows Phone with Pocket Extractor

You might be receiving a lot of archive files on your email and this could include images, documents or other files. If you receive archived files on your Windows Phone, then here is a simple and yet useful archive file extractor. Pocket Extractor is a free app which lets you open, extract, modify archive files in your Windows Phone. Pocket Extractor is a powerful app to help extract your music, books and other documents.

From the main interface you can either open a new archive or create one and add files.


You can add files or folders to existing one and then save the archive.


  • Opens and extracts .zip, .rar, .tar, .7z, .gz files
  • Saves and creates new .zip files
  • Opens password-protected .zip files
  • Can open and extract multiple files at once
  • Integrates with Windows Phone’s share feature: Open files by sharing any number of them with Pocket Extractor. Use a file explorer, like Microsoft Files or Pocket Explorer to do so
  • Integrates with Windows Phone to open .rar, .tar, .7z, .gz files directly from other applications

Limitations of the app:

  • Cannot directly associate with the .zip extension due to Microsoft’s restrictions. Share a zip file with this app to open it, or use the in-app file picker
  • Cannot open multi-part archives yet
  • Cannot open encrypted non-zip archives yet

The app is available free of cost and can be downloaded from the link below.

The app was not found in the store. :-(

About Nirmal

Nirmal is a big fan of Windows phone ever since it was released. He started off with Nokia Lumia 800 and then got the Lumia 920. Presently he owns the Lumia 730 and Lumia 930.