How do I extract zip files on Windows?

To access downloaded content compressed in a zip file, follow the steps below.

  1. When downloading the zip file, save it to your preferred location on your computer (e.g., your desktop).
  2. When the zip file is finished downloading, navigate to the folder where you saved it and locate the zip file icon.
  3. Right-click the icon and select “Extract all.”
  4. Follow the dialog box prompts to complete the file extraction.
  5. When the extraction is complete, a folder will appear next to the zip file with the full digital download contents.