Tiger's Built-in File Compression

Mac OS X 10.4, also known as Tiger, users can make compressed files and folders without any extra software. Hereis how:

  • Control-click or right-click the file or folder you want to compress.
  • Choose Create Archive of from the pop-up contextual menu.

  • Tigeris built-in Zip feature.
  • Tiger automatically creates a Zip-compressed version, or archive, of the file or folder for you and leaves the original intact.

Your compressed files, ready to go.

Compressing files and folders is an easy way to pack more information on a Flash drive, CD, or other disk, and you can sometimes shrink files so they are small enough to fit under the email attachment size limits some Internet services impose.

The compressed files you make can be opened by other Tiger users, or any Mac or Windows user with an application that recognizes the Zip compression format.

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