All Blueprints download in zipped or compressed folders. This makes it easier and safer to download the Blueprints, but they must be unzipped or extracted from the compressed folder before you can use them. Your computer might tell you that you need to download special software to unzip the folder but you do not need to do that. Ignore any pop ups that want you to download unzipping software. This short video will show you

  • how easy it is to move files out of a zipped folder, and
  • how to create a shortcut to find your Blueprints quickly and easily.

“Unzipping” the Easy Way [2:05 mins]


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14 Responses to Unzipping The Easy Way

  1. karen_egan@shaw.ca says:

    Is there a printed version of this information? please.

  2. Karen Weaver says:

    Thanks for the QA tip! I had no idea!

  3. Amy says:

    When I download the blueprints are coming up as an Adobe. I have windows 10. I have tried it with chrome and blue e internet. Help.

    • Tameka says:

      Right click a Blueprint, go to properties. Under general you will see “opens with”. Change that from Adobe to Artisan.

      • Judy says:

        I have the similar issue. However, is there a way of open those Blueprints in my blue print file without opening in artisan? I would like to view them before having them go to Artisan.

        • Tameka says:

          The Blueprints can only be opened in Artisan whether you open them in a project or your windows explorer. You can preview the images as thumbnails before importing. Once you make default software to open your Blueprints Artisan, you will automatically get a preview thumbnail.

  4. jeanne says:

    why does mine take me to winzip? how do i un-associate it?

    • Shelley says:

      I think it’s a sneaky ploy to get you to buy software that you don’t need! You’ll find instructions for resetting file associations HERE. Just set the zip file to open with Windows Explorer.

  5. mariaeisenberg54@gmail.com says:

    I got it! I wasn’t in the right view.

  6. mariaeisenberg54@gmail.com says:

    I have windows 10. when I open the file after moving the content from the unzipped file I do not get pictures of the blueprints. It takes me to A5 and starts to open the program with one of the blueprints as a page. Have tried this numerous times. What am I missing?

  7. lindakoconnor@gmail.com says:

    When I tried to get the July Blueprints files, it didn’t come in with the Artisan insignia. It is blank and doesn’t open like the video shows. What am I doing wrong?

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