After the Windows 10 Anniversary upgrade you have access to Bash on Ubuntu on Windows , Yes that long a name for a BASH Bourne Again Shell .
I am doing a project that involves installing php scripts in Windows, many of the these come as gzip file , like yourfile.gz
Windows has no idea how to deal with this. To get the files into a zip file, Simply open your Bash Shell.
/mnt/c is where Ubuntu defaults to mount your local c drive.
tar xzvf YOUR-GZIP-FILE.gz or .tgz
After the files are all open you can re-zip them with the file manager in Windows favorite zipped format by right clicking the file and selecting send to — compressed (zipped) folder
You can also zip it on the same Ubuntu Bash CLI if you please