How do I zip/unzip files?

Are you wanting to create and/or unzip a zip file of files for an order? Here's how it's done.

What is a zip file?

Zip files are a common way of compressing and sharing files on the web, 'zipping' files is like packing them into a digital suitcase. They end with the '.zip' file extension.

  • To upload a zip file, you'll need to create or 'compress' your files first.
  • To get your files out of a zip folder, you'll need to 'unzip' it.

How do I create a zip file?

PC (Windows 10)

  1. Add your files to a folder.
  2. Right click on the folder and select 'Send to' then choose 'Compressed (zipped) folder'.

Mac (OSX)

  1. Add your files to a folder.
  2. Right click on the folder and select 'Compress'.

How do I unzip a zip file?

PC (Windows 10)

If you don't already have zip software installed, download Zip Opener from the Microsoft website.

  1. Right click on the zip folder.
  2. Click ‘Extract’.

Mac (OSX)

If you don't already have zip software installed, download The Unarchiver from the iTunes store.

  1. Double-click on the zip folder – that’s it!
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