Here is a quick example of how to create a Zip file (.zip or .zipx) using WinZip:
- Open WinZip
- Find and select files in the Files pane
- Click Add to Zip
- Click Save as in the Actions pane
- Choose a target location for your file, type a name, and click Save
When working in an open Windows Explorer folder, the quickest way to zip files is to use the context menu; that is to right click on the files and choose one of the Add to options from the WinZip submenu.
- Open a folder window
- Find and highlight (select) the files and/or folders you would like to zip
- Right click in the highlighted area
- In the WinZip submenu of the context menu that displays choose either:
- Add to Zip file: (quick) To specify your own Zip file name, compression type, encryption, and/or choose conversion options
- Add to [filename].zip(x): (quicker) Create a Zip file using the default compression method with a name as displayed in the menu; you cannot specify other options with this method
- The Zip file is created
You also have the option to click Zip and Share (WinZip Express) when you right click in order to use WinZip Express for Explorer. With WinZip Express you can zip, choose to encrypt, and make use of many additional options such as saving to a cloud service.
If you have any questions, please email Technical Support.
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