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Zip File Format

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Microsoft Windows

Windows has the capability of opening zip files without requiring the installation of additional software. After downloading, open the zip file and a window will appear showing the contents of the zip file. Drag and drop to extract the contents, or open the files normally.

7-Zip is a free program available to users of Windows. 7-Zip can extract a wider range of zip file formats than Windows' native functionality.

Mac OS X

In OS X, zip file functionality is built into the Finder.

StuffIt Expander is a free program available to users of Mac OS X.

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