A ZIP file is a compressed folder containing multiple files. This type of file format allows you to download many files at once.
Before you can directly access the files, you'll need to "unzip" the file. No worries though, both Windows and Mac OSX are able to open and uncompress ZIP files easily without additional software (iPhones and iPads will require an additional app).
If your computer runs Microsoft Windows:
- Right-click on the unopened ZIP folder.
- Choose "Extract All" from the menu that opens.
- Choose a destination. This is the place where you want to keep the unzipped files. You can choose "My Documents," for example.
- Click "Extract."
If your computer runs Mac OSX:
Still having trouble?
If you're still having trouble getting your files to unzip, I recommend extracting the ZIP file online using one of these free websites:
If you need additional assistance getting the file to work - please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org