This article provides steps for zipping files using the default view and the interactive and context sensitive interface in WinZip 19 and later. The steps provided are not the only way to create a Zip file with WinZip. Other methods you may have used in the past can still be used.
The picture above shows an empty WinZip window in the Default view. Three cloud services are displayed in this picture, because they have already been added previously by clicking Add Cloud in the Files pane. In the Zip file pane in the center, you will see the instruction Drag files here, or browse to files and click add. You can drag and drop files and/or folders from the Files pane, from the desktop, or from an open folder in Windows Explorer.
Here is a step by step example showing a Zip file being created by browsing for and adding files. In this example, we will add files from the Pictures folder.
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