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Learn how to use computer software, like how to get zip files, with this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A computer
- Zip utility
On a Windows PC, right-click on the folder you want to zip and click 'Send to.'
Select compressed folder
Click on compressed folder, which should be the top option.
Rename your new zipped folder after it has been created.
Select a folder to zip
Select the folder you want to zip on a Mac. Select multiple folders by holding down the Shift or Command key while clicking.
Create an archive
Control-click on the folder you've selected, and then select Create Archive.
Wait for the zip
Watch the window that appears and indicates the progress your computer is making toward compressing the folder. When it's done, an icon for a zip file containing the folder will appear.