How to Zip Files in Mac
Have you ever found yourself needing to send multiple files at once but don’t want to send them one by one? Zipping files in Mac is a great solution to bundle files together and send them off as a single package. In this article, we will walk you through how to zip files in Mac with easy-to-follow steps.
Step 1: Select the files you want to zip
The first step in zipping files in Mac is to select the files you want to include in the zip file. To select multiple files, click on the first file, hold down the Command key, and then click on the additional files you want to select. Alternatively, you can click and drag your mouse over the files you want to select.
Step 2: Right-click on the selected files
Once you have selected the files you want to zip, right-click on any one of them. A menu will appear with several options. Click on “Compress” to start the zipping process.
Step 3: Wait for the zipping process to complete
Once you have clicked “Compress”, a new zip file will be created with the same name as the first file in your selection. The zipping process may take a few seconds to complete, depending on the size of the files you are zipping.
Step 4: Locate the zipped file
After the zipping process is complete, you will be able to find the newly created zip file in the same folder as the original files. The zip file will have the same name as the first file in your selection, but with the “.zip” extension at the end.
Step 5: Send the zip file
Now that you have created a zip file containing all the files you want to send, you can easily send it via email or any other file-sharing platform. Simply attach the zip file to your email or upload it to the file-sharing platform and send it off.
Alternative Method: Using Terminal
If you prefer using Terminal to zip files in Mac, you can follow these steps:
Open Terminal by searching for it in Spotlight or by going to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
Type “cd” in Terminal, followed by a space. Then drag the folder that contains the files you want to zip into Terminal. This will automatically enter the path to the folder in Terminal. Press enter.
Type “zip” in Terminal, followed by a space. Then type the name you want to give to the zip file, followed by a space. Finally, drag the files you want to include in the zip file into Terminal. Press enter.
Wait for the zipping process to complete. The newly created zip file will be in the same folder as the original files.
Zipping files in Mac is a simple and convenient way to send multiple files at once. Whether you prefer using the right-click method or the Terminal method, both are quick and easy ways to zip files. Give it a try and streamline your file-sharing process today!