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How To Create A Zip File On Windows & Mac Books

Last updated on April 20, 2022

How To Create A Zip File On Windows & Mac Books

Learn More About How To Create A Zip File ; Creating A ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression. A ZIP file may contain one or more files or directories that may have been compressed. The ZIP file format permits a number of compression algorithms, though DEFLATE is the most common.

What exactly is a ZIP file?

ZIP is a common file format that’s used to compress one or more files together into a single location. This reduces file size and makes it easier to transport or store. A recipient can unzip (or extract) a ZIP file after transport and use the file in the original format.

How do I create a zip folder?

Press and hold (or right-click) the file or folder, select (or point to) Send to

Select Compressed (zipped) folder. A new zipped folder with the same name is created in the same location.

To rename it, press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Rename, and then type the new name.

How do I create a zip file attachment?

  1. Select the files you want to add to the zip file. Selecting files.
  2. Right-click one of the files. A menu will appear. Right-clicking a file.
  3. In the menu, click Send to and select Compressed (zipped) folder. Creating a zip file.
  4. A zip file will appear. If you want, you can type a new name for the zip file.

Creating A Zip File In Windows

Select the files you want to add to the zip file.

selecting files

Right-click one of the files. A menu will appear.right-clicking files to open menu

In the menu, click Send to and select Compressed (zipped) folder.sending files to a compressed folder

A zip file will appear. If you want, you can type a new name for the zip file.changing the name of a zip file

In Windows, once you’ve created a zip file you can then add more files to it by dragging them onto the zip file’s icon.

dragging an extra file to the zip file

Creating a zip file in macOS:

  1. Select the files you want to add to the zip file.selecting files
  2. Right-click one of the files. If right-clicking is not enabled, you can hold the Control key and then click. A menu will appear.right-clicking files to open menu
  3. In the menu, click Compress (the number will vary depending on how many files you have selected).compressing items
  4. A zip file will appear. By default, the file name will be Archive.zip.viewing the new zip file
  5. If you want, you can type a new name for the zip file.typing a new name for the zip file

In macOS, once you’ve created a zip file you cannot add more files to it. If you need to add files, you will need to create a new zip file that contains all of the files you want.

Adding a password to your zip file

Some people prefer to use zip file programs such as 7-ZipPeaZip, and StuffIt. These programs have additional features, like password protection. If you add a password to your zip file, it’s important to tell recipients what the password is so they can open it.

showing password protection using PeaZip

Opening zip files

opening a zip file in Windows:

Windows treats zip files just like folders. You can open a zip file, move files in and out of it, and open individual files just like you would if they were in a folder.

  1. Double-click the zip file.double clicking the zip file
  2. The zip file will open. You can now double-click any file to open it.double-clicking a file inside a zip file

Because Windows makes it easy to work with zip files, there’s generally no need to unzip them. However, if you would prefer to unzip them you can simply right-click the zip file’s icon and select Extract All.

selecting extract all from the right-click menu
Opening a zip file in macOS:

Opening a zip file in macOS is slightly different from Windows. Instead of opening the zip file directly, it will unzip the files and place them in a new folder. You can then open the folder to access individual files.

  1. Double-click the zip file.Opening a zip file in Mac OS
  2. A folder will be created with the same name as the zip file. You can double-click the folder to open it.opening the folder
  3. You can now double-click any file to open it.double-clicking a file to open it

How do I convert a ZIP file to a PDF?

All you need to do is right-click the ZIP file, and press ‘Combine to One Pdf’ from the context menu. As a result, this will combine all the files and documents inside the ZIP into one PDF file.

How To Unzip your files

Files by Google allows you to extract and view contents of compressed files.

Note: Only .zip files are supported.

  1. On your Android device, open Files by Google Files Go.
  2. On the bottom, tap Browse Browse.
  3. Navigate to the folder that contains a .zip file you want to unzip.
  4. Select the .zip file.
  5. A pop up appears showing the content of that file.
  6. Tap Extract.
  7. You’re shown a preview of the extracted files. If you want to delete the .zip file after extraction, select the “Delete ZIP file” checkbox.
  8. Tap Done.
  9. The extracted files are saved in the same folders as the original .zip file.

Which is the best app to open zip files?

  • B1 Archiver.
  • MiXplorer Silver.
  • RAR.
  • WinZip.
  • ZArchiver.

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