How to zip a file on Mac


If you just switched to Mac and you need to zip some files so that you can easily transfer them to some other place, the good news is that you won’t need to install software from the web so that you can do what you want. Zipping a file on a Mac requires just a few super-simple steps, and that’s exactly what we are going to talk about here. Without further ado, let’s see how to zip a file on Mac.

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How to zip a file on Mac

If you are ready to zip a file, follow the steps below:

  • Find the file or a folder you want to compress
  • Then, right-click on it. If you want to compress several folders or files, select them all, and then right-click.
  • A menu will show up
  • Next, click on Compress (the name of the file) or click on Compress X items (if you are about to compress several files or folders)

  • A zip file will be created and will be placed in the same directory where the files were in the first place.

How to unzip a file on Mac

Unzipping a file on Mac is very simple as well. To do that, just double-clicked on the compressed file. That’s it. It is now unzipped.