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How to Easily Zip and Unzip Files on Your Mac

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An Introduction to file compression on Mac

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to easily zip and unzip files on your Mac using the built-in compression tools in Finder. As a Mac user, it’s a really useful skill to know how to compress your files to make them more manageable or to share them easily. By knowing the ins and outs of file compression, you can save valuable space on your hard drive and ensure that your files remain organized and easy to access.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced Mac user, this tutorial has everything you need to know to become a pro at file compression on your computer. You’ll be able to zip and unzip files with ease, making your workflow more efficient and effective. Are you ready to get started on your journey to becoming a file compression expert? Let’s dive in!


  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:51 – What macOS I am Using to Demonstrate how to Zip Files
  • 01:07 – Why Compress Files into a Zip File
  • 02:09 – How to Zip Multiple Files into a Single Zip File
  • 03:06 – How to Rename your New Zip File
  • 03:33 – How to Open or Decompress a Zip File
  • 04:12 – Wrap Up
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