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How Do I Make A ZIP File On My Mac?


Can I create a .zip archive from files on my Mac?
- Asked by Brendan Y. May 24th, 2013 (Updated: December 17th, 2014)


Yes, there is a function built-in to OS X that lets you easily create ZIP archives. Find the file or folder that you would like to compress and right-click (or control-click) on it and select Compress "YOUR FILE NAME". A zip archive will then be created alongside the original file or folder.

Filed Under: OS X, Zip, Archive, Files