Unzipping your photos on a PC

Most PC’s come with a built-in app to compress and decompress files.

Locate the compressed folder that you want to extract files or folders from. It is likely in your downloads folder or where ever you have set your web browser’s download location e.g. Desktop or Documents.

To open a zipped file on a PC, drag the .zip attachment to the desktop. Once the file is on the desktop, you can double- or right-click to open it.

Double-click the zipped file to see its contents. When prompted, drag the files out of the window to the desired location or click Extract All. When you click Extract All, the files are unzipped in the same location as the original file unless you specify a different one in the Select a Destination window.

Right-click the zipped file and select Extract All. By default, files are extracted to the location as the original zipped file. Use the Select a Destination window to save the files somewhere else.

NOTE: If you are using Windows 2000 or earlier, you need to install software such as WinZip or StuffIt.

Unzipping your photos on a Mac

All Macs come with a built-in app to compress and decompress files.

Locate the compressed folder that you want to extract files or folders from. It is likely in your downloads folder or where ever you have set your web browser’s download location e.g. Desktop or Documents.

Unzipping a file or folder couldn’t be easier. Double-click the zip file and the file or folder will be decompressed into the same folder the compressed file is in.

If the item you are decompressing contains a single file, the new decompressed item will have the same name as the original file.

If a file with the same name is already present in the current folder, the decompressed file will have a number appended to its name.

When a zip file contains multiple items, the unzipped files will be stored in a folder that has the same name as the zip file. For example, if you unzip a file called Archive.zip, the files will be placed in a folder called Archive. This folder will be placed in the same folder as the Archive.zip file. If the folder already contains a folder called Archive, a number will be appended to the new folder, such as Archive 2.

If you’re having trouble accessing your files please get in touch with me at esther@momentaddictphotography.com