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How to Convert Selected Files into a new Zip file

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Last updated: 30 Oct, 2013
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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 free WinZip Express for Explorer add-on installed, you also have the option to click Zip and Share button on the Tools 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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