How to unzip files to upload into Cricut Design Space

how to unzip and upload an SVG into Cricut Design Space

Extracting zipped files

How to extract zipped files to upload them into Cricut Design Space

unzip files for Cricut Design Space

Need to unzip a folder to extract an SVG file to upload into Cricut Design Space? Whether you bought a cut file from Etsy (or any other SVG cut file site), a friend sent it to you, or you downloaded it for free from a crafty website like this one extracting the files from a zipped folder is all the same.

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Here’s what you need to extract & upload a SVG into Cricut Design Space

Extracting zipped files

How to extract zipped files and upload the SVG's into Cricut Design Space
Total Time2 mins
Cost: $

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Materials

Instructions

  • FIND THE FOLDER
  • OPEN THE ZIPPED FOLDER
  • EXTRACT THE FILE
  • UPLOAD TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

Notes

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Extracting & uploading files for Cricut Design Space

1. FIND THE FOLDER

First, you need to locate your file. I like to save my files to my desktop because they are easy to find here but if you can’t find yours check your recent downloads, it should be there.

2. OPEN THE ZIPPED FOLDER

3. EXTRACT THE FILE

Click open the zipped folder then click open the folder that is inside the zipped folder.

This sounds fancy but really you are just moving the file you need out of the folder. This is usually a SVG file. The easiest way to do this is to click on the file, hold down you clicker on your mouse, and drag it out of the folder and onto your desktop. It’s that easy!

4. UPLOAD TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

Once the file is out of the folder you can upload it into Cricut Design Space. Open your Cricut Design Space app on your desktop. Click upload on the far left at the bottom (that’s where it’s located at the time I’m writing this tutorial).

Clicking the upload button icon in Cricut Design Space on the canvas. Arrow pointing to where the button is on the screen. Upload files here in DS

Click upload image.

Pointing where to find the upload button for SVG files in Cricut Design Space. Arrow pointing to where you can find it to access your files on the Cricut platform.

You can drag and drop your file where it says browse OR you can click browse to find the file on your computer.

Arrow pointing to where you can upload SVG cut files into the Cricut Design Space program. Easy to follow instructions for uploading files into Cricut.

If you have a message pop up that says items are not supported in Cricut Design Space just click continue.

If you have a message pop up that says items are not supported in Cricut Design Space just click continue. How to upload SVG files into Cricut Design Space program.

Click save to save the SVG in your Cricut Design Space uploads.

Uploading SVG cut files into Cricut Design Space. How to upload an image in DS program. Arrow pointing on the screen showing you where to click to save the image to upload onto your Cricut canvas.

Click your files you want to add to your canvas. Then click insert images.

How to upload SVG cut files into Cricut Design Space.  Arrow pointing to where to click in Cricut Design Space. Checking the recent uploads on DS canvas to upload files.

Cricut will automatically group images in an SVG file. Be sure to click ungroup if you don’t want all the pieces grouped together

Ungrouping images in Cricut Design Space. How to ungroup and move SVG cut files apart after they are uploaded into Cricut Design Space canvas computer screen. Cursive font uplifting word bundle such as love, grateful, blessed, faith, pray, hello

I hope you found this tutorial helpful for extracting and uploading SVG cut files. If you have any questions please ask in the comments below.

Happy Crafting!

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