Python File Processing: Unzip Files – A Completed Guide

In this tutorial, we will use an example to show you how to unzip files using python zipfile package.

Python File Processing: Unzip Files - A Completed Guide

1.Install zipfile

pip install zipfile

2.Import library

from zipfile import ZipFile

3.Start unzip files

test_file_name = ""

with ZipFile(test_file_name, 'r') as zip:

In this example, we will use zip.extractall() function to unzip zip file to the current folder. You also can unzip files to other folder using zip.extractall(). For example:

with ZipFile('', 'r') as zip:
    print('File is unzipped in temp folder')

This example code will unzip file to temp folder.

Look at this example code:

with ZipFile('', 'r') as obj_zip:
    FileNames = obj_zip.namelist()
    for fileName in FileNames:
        if fileName.endswith('.txt'):
            zipObj.extract(fileName, 'temp_txt')

This example will only unzip .txt files to temp_txt folder.