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Support type: Mac: Finder
Last updated: Feb 21, 2012
Topic ID: 58

Topic Summary

A zip or compressed file is a good way to combine several files into one file to either send via File Depot or attach to an email message. Follow the procedure below to create a zip file. This example will use Windows 7. This example will use a group of files, but the same principle can be applied to one file.


  1. Start by finding the group of files you wish to compress into a zip file.

    Start by finding the group of files you wish to compress into a zip file.

  2. Select all of the files by clicking and dragging a box around them.

    Select all of the files by clicking and dragging a box around them.

  3. Right click on one of the selected files and choose "Compress X items", where X is the number of items selected. If you select one item, it will say "Compress" and the name of the file.

    Right click on one of the selected files and choose "Compress X items", where X is the number of items selected. If you select one item, it will say "Compress" and the name of the file.

  4. The zipped file will show up in the same location at your original files. It will be named "Archive.zip" unless you are compressing only one file where it will be named with the original name of the file and a .zip extension. You can always rename this zipped file. The zipped file will show a little zipper in the center of the icon.

    The zipped file will show up in the same location at your original files. It will be named "Archive.zip" unless you are compressing only one file where it will be named with the original name of the file and a .zip extension. You can always rename this zipped file. The zipped file will show a little zipper in the center of the icon.