How to Create a Zip Folder on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Creating a Zip Folder on Mac

Are you looking for a way to compress multiple files into a single, convenient package on your Mac? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of creating a zip folder on your Mac. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Select the Files

The first step is to select the files that you want to include in your zip folder. You can choose multiple files by holding down the Command key and clicking on each file. Alternatively, if the files are located in the same folder, you can simply click on that folder to select all of its contents.

Step 2: Right-click and Compress

Once you have selected your desired files, right-click (or Control-click) on one of them to open the context menu. From the options presented, choose “Compress” or “Compress [file/folder name]”. This action will initiate the compression process.

Step 3: Wait for Compression

After selecting “Compress,” your Mac will start compressing the selected files into a zip folder. This process may take some time depending on the size and number of files being compressed. You’ll see a progress bar indicating how much time is remaining.

Step 4: Locate Your Zip Folder

Once the compression process is complete, you can find your newly created zip folder in the same location as the original files. The zip folder’s name will be identical to that of the first file or folder you selected, with an added “.zip” extension.


  • Rename: If desired, you can rename your zip folder by simply clicking once on its name and typing a new one.
  • Extract: To extract the contents of a zip folder, double-click on it. This will create a new folder with the same name as the zip folder, containing all the files within.
  • Delete: If you no longer need the zip folder or its contents, you can delete it like any other file on your Mac.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a zip folder on your Mac.

With this simple technique, you can efficiently organize and share multiple files in a single package. Enjoy exploring the possibilities of compressed folders!

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