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How to compress and decompress in OS X

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How to compress and decompress in OS X
How to compress and decompress in OS X

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If you’re new to OS X and don’t handle some features like file compression very well, we show you how to quickly and easily compress and decompress files from OS X without installing any applications. We will use the functions provided by the operating system as well as offer you other free alternatives for the compression and decompression of files.

If you’re new to the world of the apple or have recently owned a Mac, you may be having a little trouble adapting your use from Windows systems because some options are in different places and other tasks are done differently. One of the most common questions asked by new Mac users is how to compress files from OS X Mountain Lion , in this post we will address this issue.

Fortunately, OS X is a system that usually makes things very simple for users to perform common tasks, in the case of compression we are in luck because with a couple of clicks, we will have our compressed file in .zip and ready to send, store, record … or whatever we want to do with it.

We will simply have to select the files in question that we want to compress into a single file. To do this we will use the Command key and the mouse, once selected, we will right click on one of them and we will click on the option Compress. If we are not friends with mouse clicks or we prefer to do it in another way, we can also go, with all the elements that we want selected, to the File menu in the upper part of our screen and click on Compress.

Finally, the other way to perform this same task is to select the files in question and click on the gear that appears in the Finder window where we are, and on the menu that appears select Compress.

By following these simple steps and without the need to install any additional software , our OS X operating system allows us to compress files easily and quickly, something that is very much appreciated on a daily basis. On the other hand, if we want to decompress a .zip file, we simply have to double click on it and it will decompress into a folder with the same name in the file path where we are.

Finally, in case you want to compress and decompress files of different format than .zip, you may need to download some extra application for your operating system to work with them. From Applesupportphonenumber we recommend The Unarchiver, a simple and comfortable application with which, by making two clicks and fully integrated into the system we can compress and decompress our files.

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