Need help creating a ZIP file? Choose between Mac OS or Windows operating system and follow the directions below.


 

*** WINDOWS ***

Step 1

  1. Create a folder. 
  2. Add content to your folder.  (Helpful note: You can place multiple files and folders into the folder that you are creating the ZIP file from)
  3. Rename the folder to the name you want your ZIP file to become.

Step 2

  1. Right-click on the folder. 
  2. Hover your cursor over the “Send to” option. This will open a new submenu. Select “Compressed (zipped) folder”.
  3. You can also select multiple files in your file explorer, right-click on one of them, and then follow the above steps. The resulting ZIP file will contain all of the selected files and will be named after the file that you right-clicked on.

Step 3

Wait for the folder to be created.

If you are adding a lot of files to the new ZIP file, it may take a few moments to create it.

A progress bar will appear as files are added. Once the process is complete, the ZIP file will appear in the same location as the original folder.


 

*** MAC OS ***

Step 1

  1. Create a folder
    • The quickest way to create a zip file is to place all of the files that you want to collect into one folder.
    • You can place multiple files and folders into the folder that you are creating the ZIP file from.
  2. Rename the folder to whatever you want the ZIP file to be named.

Step 2

  1. Right-click on the folder.
  2. Click the “Compress” option.
    • The folder will be compressed into a ZIP file. The new ZIP file will be located in the same location as the folder that you compressed.

Step 3

You can also select multiple files in your file explorer, right-click on one of them, and then follow the above steps. The resulting ZIP file will contain all of the selected files and will be named “Archive.zip”.

How to make a ZIP file
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