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How to Convert Selected Files into a new Zip file

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Last updated: 25 Oct, 2016
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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. Right click in the highlighted area and choose Send Selected Files ToNew Zip File (from Selected Files)

Right click selection

XP users would click File and choose Send ToNew Zip File (from Selected Files).

  1. In the Send Selected Files dialog you can:
    • Change the name for the new Zip file
    • Select a Compression Type
    • Choose to Encrypt the files
    • Choose to convert appropriate files to PDF
    • Choose to reduce photos
    • Choose to add a watermark to appropriate files
    • Choose to send all of the files, rather than just the selected ones

Send Selected Files Options

  1. Click Send New Zip File
  2. Select a target folder for the new Zip file
  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.

You also have the option to use WinZip Express. To do this, select your files in a Zip file and 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 sharing it as a link.

Zip and Share

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

Looking for information on creating a zip file from regular files? Read this article.

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