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 [filename].zip(x): To quickly create a Zip file using the default compression method without being able to specify other options
(please note the name of the file)
- Add to Zip file: To specify your own Zip file name, compression type, encryption, and/or choose conversion options
- The Zip file is created
You have the option to click Zip and Share (WinZip Express) when you right click, if you have the WinZip Express for Explorer add-on installed. 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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