Extracting zipped files
How to extract zipped files to upload them into 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
- free resource library access to my FREE SVG cut files
- FIND THE FOLDER
- OPEN THE ZIPPED FOLDER
- EXTRACT THE FILE
- UPLOAD TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE
If you’re a Cricut beginner you’ll find this post helpful, 10 MUST HAVE SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES TO GET YOU STARTED USING YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE
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).
Click upload image.
You can drag and drop your file where it says browse OR you can click browse to find the file on your computer.
If you have a message pop up that says items are not supported in Cricut Design Space just click continue.
Click save to save the SVG in your Cricut Design Space uploads.
Click your files you want to add to your canvas. Then click insert images.
Cricut will automatically group images in an SVG file. Be sure to click ungroup if you don’t want all the pieces grouped together
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.