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How to Convert Selected Files into a new Zip file

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Last updated: 12 May, 2014
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To convert selected files in a Zip file (.zip or .zipx) into a new Zip file, including image or photo files, you must have a Zip file open in WinZip. You would then need to:

  1. Select files and/or folders you would like to "convert"
  2. WinZip ribbon interface: Right click in a highlighted area and choose Send Selected Files ToNew Zip File (from Selected Files)

Right click selection

  • Legacy menus/toolbar interface: Click File and choose Send ToNew Zip File (from Selected Files)

New Zip File (from Selected Files)

  1. In the Send Selected Files dialog you can:
    • Change the name of the destination Zip file
    • Select a Compression Type
    • Elect to Encrypt the files
    • Choose to convert appropriate files to PDF
    • Resize images
    • Choose to add a watermark to appropriate files

Send Selected Files Options

  1. Click OK
  2. Select the folder to which the Zip file will be saved
  3. Click Select Folder

This will create a new Zip file with only the files and folders you selected using the options you configured. If you elected to encrypt the files, you will also have to enter a password in the Encrypt dialog.

With the WinZip Express for Explorer add-on installed, you also have the option to click the Zip and Share button on the Unzip/Share tab. WinZip Express will allow you to create your Zip file from the selected files and provide additional options, such as saving to a cloud service.

Zip and Share

If you have any questions about this information please email Technical Support.

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