How to Unzip a Mac File

by Katrina Matterhorn

Zip files are files that have been compressed due to their size. This can help when you need to download a large number for files for an application or even a game. Zipping them makes it smaller and more compatible with computer storage limits. Both Windows Vista and later as well as Mac Tiger OS X and later have built-in utilities to unzip Mac files without having to download any additional software.

Unzip a Mac File on a Mac

Step 1

Locate the Mac file you wish to unzip.

Step 2

Double-click the Mac file. It should open up as a series of folders.

Select the folder you wish to unzip. Double-click it. It should open up the file within the folder.

Unzip a Mac File in a Windows-based PC

Step 1

Double-click on the Mac folder from the location where it is saved on the Windows PC. This will open up the contents of the folder.

Step 2

Locate the Mac file inside the folder that you wish to unzip.

Double-click the file. The Mac file will open and will now be unzipped.

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