Instructions on how to ZIP files

Note: these are general instructions for Windows and Macintosh users. If they do not work you may want to seek support from your Operating System’s online support.


  • Locate the file or folder that you want to zip.
  • Press and hold (or right-click) the file or folder, select (or point to) Send to, and then select Compressed (zipped) folder.
  • A new zipped folder with the same name is created in the same location. To rename it, press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Rename, and then type the new name.


  • Locate the items to zip in the Mac Finder (file system)
  • Right-click on a file, folder, or files you want to zip.
  • Select “Compress Items”
  • Find the newly created .zip archive in the same directory.