Unzipping files in windows 10

You’ve purchased cutting files off the internet, and you’re not sure where they have downloaded to, or the files wont open in Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio. As a seller of cutting files myself, most of the time it’s because the files need to be unzipped.

Most downloads these days come in a zipped format, don’t worry I’m not going to bore you with the ins and outs of what a zipped file is. I’m here to show you how to use those awesome cutting files you’ve just purchased.

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Download the files you have purchased/downloaded for free from the download link.

For this example i’m going to download my freebie cutting file from my post; How to Weld Letters in Silhouette Studio

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I’ve clicked on the huge box which says ‘Bonus Freebie Download Here’, i’m using Google chrome to download my files, and the folder will appear to the bottom left of the screen. You can click on that once it’s done downloading, however this will not automatically unzip the files.

Unzipping svg files

Unzipping svg filesNavigate to the downloads folder on your computer, usually found under ‘This PC’

Right click on the file you have just downloaded, and select ‘Extract all’.

Opening svg files in Silhouette studio

A box similar to the box below right will appear, this is asking you where you would like your files to be extracted to.

Click on the browse button, and navigate to where you want the files to go. (If you haven’t already, I suggest creating a folder for all your downloads, that way it keeps them all together in one place, you can even categorise them if you want)

I have created a folder called free files which I have chosen for my file to go. Click on Select Folder, the box on the left will re-appear with the destination of the folder you have just selected. Click Extract.

Unzipping Purchased SVG Cutting Files in Windows.5, Navigate to the folder you want to extract the files too

The folder you’ve extracted the files too will open and your files will be ready to use.

6, Press extract and folder will pop up

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That’s it, you have successfully unzipped your downloaded files.

Another point I would like to make is; if you open the files via the folder the file will open up like a ‘photo’ in a web page. This is normal, in order to use it for it’s intended purpose you will need to open it in your cutting software.

Follow this link on: How to open SVG Files in Cricut Design Space
Follow this link on: How to open SVG Files in Silhouette Studio

Thank you so much for reading, I hope this post as helped you extract your downloaded files.

Feel free to share your creations with me on PinterestFacebook or Instagram, I’d love to see ?

Happy Crafting

Vicky

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