Mac Tutorial: Compress (Zip) Multiple Files and Folders Individually with Archive Utility Automation

If reading this, it is safe to assume you’ve had it with manually compressing files and folders. Luckily someone before you ran into the same situation and created a solution (at least for Mac): #AllHail #ArchiveUtility

So do this:

  1. Open Archive Utility
  2. In Finder — highlight the files and folders to be compressed
  3. From Finder—drag and drop selected files/folders onto the Archive Utility App icon in the desktop toolbar
  4. Success

Watch it in action:

What makes me the expert: Exporting files is the last major step in the creative process when designing HTML5 Interactive Display Ads in support of Interactive Media Outlets. Consider compressing 30+ banner ads in a typical media campaign and quickly this little research holds so many benefits.

Have fun,

CR

Amazing father, decent husband, marketing experience designer+developer advisor. Having a good time w/ good folks.

Amazing father, decent husband, marketing experience designer+developer advisor. Having a good time w/ good folks.