How to Unzip Your Files

Extract, view, and download the contents of your compressed or “zipped” files.

ON MAC

  • Navigate to the folder that contains the .zip file you want to unzip
  • Double-click the ZIP folder. Doing so prompts the ZIP folder to begin extracting immediately.
  • Wait for the unzipped folder to open. Once the ZIP folder is done extracting, the unzipped version of the folder will open to display the extracted contents.

ON WINDOWS

  • Navigate to the folder that contains the .zip file you want to unzip
  • Select the .zip file
  • Click the Extract tab at the top of the window. Doing so opens the Extract toolbar
  • Click Extract All. A new window will open
  • If you want to place the unzipped folder in a location other than the current folder in which the ZIP folder is stored, do the following:
    • Click Browse... on the right side of the window.
    • Click the name of the folder in which you want to store the unzipped folder.
    • Click Select Folder.
  • Click Extract at the bottom of the window. Your ZIP folder's contents will begin extracting to an unzipped folder in your selected location.
    • If the "Show extracted files when complete" box isn't checked, check it before you click Extract to ensure that the extracted folder will open upon completion.
  • Wait for the unzipped folder to open. Once the extraction completes, the unzipped folder will open to reveal the ZIP folder's extracted contents.
    • If the extraction completes and the unzipped folder doesn't open, go to the location in which the unzipped folder is stored and double-click the unzipped folder to open it.