You’ve purchased cutting files off our website, 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.Our all files is zipped files.

What are Zipped Files?

what’s  Zipped files, also known as compressed files or archives, are a way to bundle multiple files or folders into a single container. These containers make it easier to transfer, download, or store files, as they reduce the overall file size. When you download cutting files online, they are often zipped to streamline the process.

Why You Need to Unzip Files

Zipped files are like sealed packages, and you need to open them before you can access the goodies inside. In the crafting, this means that you must unzip your cutting files to use them in applications like Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio.

How to Unzip Files:

Method 1:Unzipping SVG Cutting Files in Windows

If you’re using a Windows computer, follow these simple steps:

  1. Locate the Zipped File: Look for the zipped file in your downloads or the folder where you saved it.
  2. Right-click: Right-click on the zipped file.
  3. Extract All: From the context menu, select “Extract All.” A wizard will open.
  4. Choose Destination: Choose where you want to save the unzipped files, then click “Extract.”
  5. Access the Files: Once the extraction is complete, you’ll find the unzipped files in the chosen destination folder.

Method 2:Unzipping SVG Cutting Files in Mac

If you’re using a Mac, the process is just as straightforward:

  1. Locate the Zipped File: Find the zipped file in your downloads or the folder where you saved it.
  2. Double-click: Double-click on the zipped file.
  3. Access the Files: The files will automatically be unzipped into the same folder. You can now use them in your crafting software.

Common Pitfalls:

  1. Not Finding the Zipped File: Sometimes, the downloaded file may automatically be placed in your computer’s default download location. If you can’t locate it, check your “Downloads” folder.
  2. File Associations: Ensure that your computer is set to open the zipped files with a suitable extraction program. Most computers come with built-in extraction tools, but you can also install dedicated software like WinZip or 7-Zip.
  3. Compatibility: Make sure that the files you’re trying to unzip are indeed compatible with your crafting software.


Unzipping files is a basic yet essential skill for any crafter working with digital cutting files. By following the simple steps outlined in this guide, you’ll be on your way to creating beautiful crafts in no time. So go ahead, find those zipped files, and unlock your creativity! Happy crafting!

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

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