When filing a complaint, you may have several items of documentation to share. NWFA recommends either compressing the items into a .zip folder or uploading to a file sharing service like Dropbox.com.
How to Zip on Microsoft Windows XP or Later
- To zip a folder, first locate the files or folders in Windows Explorer. You must then select the files or folders you wish to zip.
- Press and hold the CTRL key to select multiple files or folders simultaneously.
- Right-click the selected items and choose the "Send to" option, then click Compressed (zipped) folder.
- When compression is complete, the .zip file will appear. You can then title the newly created .zip file. By default, the .zip file will be named after the last file or folder you selected.
- You can now upload the zipped folder.
How to Zip on Mac OS X
- To zip a file, first locate the desired files or folders in Finder.
- You must then select the files or folder you wish to zip. Press and hold the Command key to select multiple items consecutively.
- Right-click, or Control + Click, the selected items, then choose Compress “filename” in the menu. When selecting multiple files, the option will read Compress # Items.
- When compression is complete, the .zip file will appear. The newly created .zip file will be named after the last file chosen. If multiple files or folders were zipped, the file will be named Archive.zip by default.
Zipping a File on Operating Systems Without Built-In Zip Functionality
Users on operating systems without built-in compression utilities can use 3rd party programs such as WinZip or WinRar to zip files.