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Offline Mamoru
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« on: June 15, 2010, 12:06:53 am »

A .zip file is a common type of archive that is used to send files, for example by e-mail.

Using Windows XP
  • Start Windows Explorer (right-click the Start menu, then choose Explore).
  • Navigate to the folder in which you want to create a .zip file.
  • On the File menu, point to New, and then click Compressed (zipped) Folder. Type a name for the new folder, and then press ENTER.
  • Using Windows Explorer, drag any files you wish to place into the .zip file.

Using Winzip
Winzip is an application that makes .zip files. You can download Winzip for your home PC from www.winzip.com.
  • (First install, then..) start up Winzip.
  • Click "I agree".
  • Click the New button (upper left corner of the Winzip window). You will see a window titled New archive.
  • Select the folder where you wish to store the archive, by using the folder navigation box in the upper portion of the New archive window.
  • Name the archive, by typing a name into the File name textbox in the lower portion of the New archive window.
  • Click the OK button. This should cause a new window to be displayed, called Add.
  • In the Add window, select those files that you wish to place in the archive, by first using the folder navigation box, and then clicking on those files you wish to add. You can select more than one file by holding down the Ctrl key on the keyboard when you click on each file name.
  • After you have selected all the files to include in the archive, click Add.
  • Exit Winzip.
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Offline Mamoru
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 01:40:31 am »

Using Windows - Drag & Drop
  • Start Windows Explorer. Usually, you will find a yellow folder icon on the toolbar on the bottom of your screen. Click on this icon. If you don't see a yellow folder icon, then click on the Start icon at the bottom left of your screen, and then type "Windows Explorer" (don't type the double quotes) into the textbox that says "Search programs and files".
  • Navigate to the folder that contains the files you want to place into your zip file.
  • Point your cursor to a position in the Windows Explorer windows so that the cursor is not pointing to anything
  • Right-click your mouse. Select New... and then "Compressed (zip) file". A new zip icon or file will appear, depending on how you are viewing your folder
  • Select a file by left-clicking your mouse, then drag it into the zip file. Repeat this process for each file that you want to include in the zip file.


Using Mac OSX
  • Select the items you wish to zip.
  • Select "Compress" in the "File" menu. When you compress multiple files together, a single new compressed file appears with the default name "Archive.zip."
  • You can rename the file to something more memorable and personalized, as long as the .zip extension remains at the end of it. Either click on the file, pause, then click again or click on the file and hit Return to edit the name.
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