Compress or Expand a File in Mac OS X
Compressing large files or folders is useful because they will take up less disk space. This process is particularly good for archiving backups of folders. This document will outline how to compress and expand folders in Mac OS X.
Compressing or "Zipping" a File/Folder
1. Open Finder.
2. Find the file/folder you want to compress.
3. Various ways to get the file compressed:
- Hold down control and click on the file or folder, and click Compress from the shortcut menu.
- Click the file or folder and click on the gear in the finder window and select Compress.
- Two finger click the file from the track pad then click on Compress.
Expanding or "Unzipping" a File/Folder
1. To expand or "unzip" a file/folder, simply double-click the .zip file.