How do I unzip a file on a Windows Computer?

What are “zipped” files and why do you use them?

 Zipped” files are files that are compressed, meaning that several files have been “locked up” together. When you zip a file, this is called compressing them. This is necessary when transferring multiple files, or files that are large in data. This makes the transferring of the files to you much quicker. To gain access to these files you must first “extract” or unzip them to utilize in your cutting software.

Locate the zipped folder you want to extract. The default location is normally in your "Downloads Folder", but this can be different for everyone, depending on how you have your computer set up.

To unzip all contents of the folder, right click once on the folder. You will see a side menu pop up, from here left click once on “Extract All”.

You will see another box pop up asking you where you want to save your files. The default is in the "downloads" folder, but again this is dependent on how you have your computer set up. You can change this by clicking on "Browse" and set a new location, such as your desktop. 

That's it! They files will be unzipped and in a folder all ready for you to use!