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Learn how to use computer software, like how to get zip files, with this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Zip utility (optional)
Compress a file of folder
Locate the file you want to compress. Right click on it and select Send To or Add to Archive. Then select Compressed Folder. This will create a new, compressed folder.
Send a zipped attachment
Compose your e-mail message, and then click Add Attachments to add an existing zip file.
Open files from a compressed folder
Locate the folder you want to get zipped files from. Double click on the folder to open it, and then double click on the desired file to open it or drag the file into a new location. To open all of the files in the compressed folder, right click on it and select Extract.
Open zip files on a Mac
Open zip files on a Mac by saving the zip file to your desktop. Then double click on the file to unzip. The original zip archive may be saved but also extracted to a new folder. Enjoy the space you've saved by zipping your computer files.