Tip a Day - How To Create a Zip File

Downloading large files is time consuming and frustrating! An easier way to deal with it is to create a Zip File. It's literally a FOLDER that contains multiple files. Here's how to make them on Mac or Windows.

So, first, on a Mac, you have all these files or folders.

Step 1. Highlight everything you want to combine.
Step 2. Right click. Choose Compress.
Step 3. Let it go through its process.
Step 4. And now you have a single file you can upload or move easier! It'll be named Archive.zip by default, but you can of course rename it.

Now, if you're on the receiving end of a zip file, just double click it to UNzip and access all the files inside.

Are you a PC user? Well, you go through a similar process: Just select and right click your files or folders. Then, under the "Send To" option, select "Compressed Folder!" Done!

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