How to make folders into zip files on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 to to compress files and store / send them more efficiently.

It can be helpful to know how to make folders into zip files on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 and other version of OS X to send large files and folders as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Luckily, compressing files and folders into zip files (or “zipping” as some call it) is pretty straightforward on Mac.

As is shown in the video above, users must first put all of the files and folders that they wish to zip into a primary folder. This folder will be transformed into a zip files containing the folders entire contents.

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Once all files on in a parent folder, the user can right-click on the parent folder and choose the “Compress ‘Folder'” option. The computer will then begin the zipping process and the time it takes depends on the amount of information being compressed.

Once the zip files has been created, it will appear in the same folder that the original parent folder is stored. If you look at the difference in size between the original parent folder and the zipped file, you will notice a substantial percentage different in size.

The zipped files can now be emailed, uploaded to a file storage site or transported via flash drive!

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Anson Alexander

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