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How to Extract Zipped Folders

A common question we get when we send files to our clients is “How do I extract zipped folders?

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you!

Step 1 – Click WeTransfer Download Link

At times when receiving files from our team, you will be sent a download link within your email. This link will lead you to WeTransfer, a safe and secure site where you’ll be able to download a zipped file for your desired contents.

Download link example

Step 2 – Download Contents

Once you’ve clicked on the download link, you will be brought to the WeTransfer page. Click on the “Download” button on this page and wait for its contents to finish downloading.

Keep in mind: transfers often expire after a set amount of time, so be sure to download the files once they are sent!

Download button example

Step 3 – Locate Zipped File

Once your download is complete, locate where the zipped file has been saved to. If you’re finding it difficult to locate the file, usually you can find it in your Downloads folder.

Zipped file example

Step 4 – Right Click File

Once your file is located, you’ll notice that it’s zipped. To unzip the file, right click the file and select “Extract All…”. This will prompt a window to pop up.

Extract zipped file example

Step 5 – Extract Zipped Folder

In the window that pops up, you will have the option to change the location you want your file to be extracted to by clicking the “Browse” button. If you don’t change the file location it will simply stay in the current location the zipped file is located in. Press the “Extract” button.

Step 6 – View folder’s contents

Success! You now have access to your folder’s contents

If you still have questions about file extraction, please send us an email at info@augmentum.ca and we would be happy to help!

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