LinuxTechi - https://www.linuxtechi.com/view-contents-compressed-file-folders-linux/
We use compression or archives the file & folders either to backup or to save space on our system. We can use tar, gzip or any other utility to perform the compression/archiving of the files and folders. We can than keep them for as long as necessary but you might forget about the contents that were archived.
To be able to see what content was archived, we can extract and see it, which seems rather easy & straight forward if we are dealing with small size files but it will be pretty time consuming process, if we are to