How To View ZIP Files

The following five steps for downloading and unzipping ZIP files work for most browsers:

  1. Click on the link with the right or left mouse button.
  2. Choose the appropriate action in the popup or dialog box for saving the ZIP file to your computer.
  3. Download the ZIP file to a folder on your computer.
  4. Use a ZIP file utility to extract the compressed file(s).
  5. View the unzipped file or files using the appropriate software for the file format.

The ZIP file format combines a set of separate files into a single compressed binary file referred to as an archive. Because the archive can contain more than one file in compressed format, the ZIP format has become one of the most common ways to transfer files over the Internet. In order to decompress the files stored in ZIP format, the ZIP file first must be downloaded to a PC and then a file utility must be used to extract the individual files from the compressed binary format. Many file utilities are available to "unzip" file in ZIP format in the form of freeware, shareware, and commercial software.

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. Additional information can be found at: Office of Foreign Labor Certification.
Applications can be filed through the Foreign Labor Application Gateway.