Compressing/Extracting Files & Folders

Microsoft Windows and macOS have native compression utilities that allow you to create and extract zip files by completing the following steps:

Windows 7 & Earlier


Compressing

  1. Right-click on the file or folder
  2. Hover over the Send To > menu item
  3. Select Compressed (zipped) Folder

Extracting

  1. Right-click on the .zip file
  2. Select Extract All…

References

Windows 8 & 10


Compressing

  1. Select the file or folder
  2. Click the Share tab
  3. Click the Zip icon

Extracting

  1. Select the .zip file
  2. Click the Compressed Folder Tools tab
  3. Click the Extract All icon

References

macOS (Mac OS X)


Compressing

  1. Right-click on the file or folder
  2. Select Compress “filename (filename would be the actual name of your file or folder)

Extracting

  1. Double-click the .zip file

References


Zip files can also be created using a compression utility such as 7-Zip or Zipeg.

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