If you have a lot of old documents and they take up a lot of space, we have a good solution to your problem! Create an archive so the files take up less space. On Mac OS X, you can archive files without installing any third-party software. We will tell you how this is done.
Method 1 of 2: Use the Finder
Step 1. Open Finder
You can open Finder by clicking on the program icon in the taskbar. This is a blue square face icon. Find the files you want to compress.
To compress multiple files at once, create a new folder and move all files there
Step 2. Select files or folder
Right-click on the name of a file or folder.
If your mouse does not have a right-click, hold down Ctrl and click on a file or folder
Step 3. Click Compress or Create Archive or Archive
Wait for the process to complete. The archive name will be the same as the folder / file name.
- If you select and archive multiple files at once, the archive will be named Archive.zip.
- The archive will be 10% smaller than uncompressed files.
Method 2 of 2: Using a different program
Step 1. Find an archiver program on the Internet
There are several free programs, enter a Google search query.
Other programs can compress files better than the archiver on Mac OS X
Step 2. Add files to the program
Click on the create archive button. Select the folder where you want to save the archive.