If you need to email several files, you can spare yourself the hassle of attaching each file individually to your email. You can create a ZIP file or zip a bunch of files and attach them in batches. How to Zip a File on Mac
What is a ZIP file?
Unlike regular digital files, a ZIP file is a collection of files that have been compressed into a single file. It’s like a bunch of coins put into a single pouch and zipped closed, so it can be easily moved, transferred, or sent. Aside from being able to easily transport or email several files at once, zipping a file will also decrease the size of the files and offer you password protection.
Mac and Windows computers have their own built-in compression features that can easily zip files or folders.
Here is How to Zip a File on Mac
If you’re using a Mac computer, you can create zip files by following these steps:
- Put all the files you want to zip in the same folder. You can simply drag-and-drop files and folder into one location. It doesn’t matter if it is comprised of both files and folders, as long as they are in the same location.
- Next, right-click on the folder containing your files and folders you want to zip. This will open a pop-up menu. You can also use Control-Click to open the contextual menu as well.
- Click “Compress (folder name).” This will automatically activate the built-in compression feature to compress your selected files/folders. By default, your compressed file will have the same name as your folder, but with a “.zip” at the end. You’ll find your zip file in the same folder as your original folder.