Details on how to access a file that has been compressed using "zip"

Why use file compression?

  1. faster download time
  2. easy way to bundle multiple files into one download, if applicable
  3. built-in checksum to insure accurate download
  4. less disk space used on your computer

Windows XP users can take advantage of the built-in unzip feature by simply double-clicking on the zipped folder icon.

For older PC users: You can download a free evaluation version of WinZip at

For older Mac users: You can download free version of StuffIt expander for Mac, PC, and even Linux at

For Unix users: You can use the "unzip" utility commonly available on most installations. Example:



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