Shotcut keeps eating space

Hi! I open shotcut by clicking on the .zip, and i open shotcut .exe. But everytime i do this, shotcut extracts all files again, and when i close out, it puts them all in the archive. This eats up space. About 0.30 GB every session. Help!

You are doing it wrong. If you do not understand how to extract a zip file, then use the installer or Store app.