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FAQ: How do I create a ZIP archive file?

The ZIP file format is essentially a 'package' that can contain one or more compressed files. Adding files into a ZIP archive is useful when sending or sharing files, as it produces a neater, single package of contents for the recipient and can often be smaller in size overall when compared to the original uncompressed files.

In Ultranet, the ZIP archive format can also be used to send multiple files into modules like the Resources or Media Gallery. Here are instructions on how to create a ZIP archive on Windows and Mac:

Creating ZIP archives on Windows

  1. Open the Windows Explorer file-browser, and navigate to the folder where your multiple files are located (e.g. 'My Documents' or network storage folder).

  2. Once found, highlight the files you want to compress and add to the ZIP archive (e.g. click and drag to highlight the files; or select the first file, then hold down the CTRL key whilst selecting the others).

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  3. Next, right-click on one of the highlighted files and in the contextual menu that appears, go to the "Send To" option and select the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" option.

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    This will produce a ZIP archive of the selected files, usually using the same file-name as the first listed file (you can rename the ZIP archive to something more obvious).

Creating ZIP archives on Mac

  1. Open the Finder file-browser, and navigate to the folder where your multiple files are located (e.g. 'Documents' or network storage folder)

  2. Once found, highlight the files you want to compress and add to the ZIP archive (e.g. click and drag to highlight the files; or select the first file, then hold down the Command key whilst selecting the others).

  3. Next, right-click on one of the highlighted files and in the contextual menu that appears, select the "Compress X Items" (where 'X' will show the number of items selected).

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    This will produce a ZIP archive of the selected files, usually with the filename of "Archive.zip" (you can rename the ZIP archive to something more obvious).

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