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How to Zip Files on a Mac

Learn how to zip multiple files on a Mac by following the information in these simple steps.


  • Step 1: Select the files Select the files you want to zip by clicking on them. To select multiple files, hold down the Command key while you click on each.
  • Step 2: Control click Hold down the Control key and click on one of the files. A window will pop up.
  • Step 3: Select archive Select Create Archive or Compress. The files will compress into a zip file.
  • TIP: Download a zip utility for more control over zip options.
  • Step 4: Rename file Select the zip file and click on the title to rename it.
  • FACT: Phillip Katz came up with the zip file archive at his mother's kitchen table.

You Will Need

  • Mac
  • A zip utility (optional)

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