Compressing (Zipping) files for Mac OS using Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sheels, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. sheels macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2012
    Hello Everyone,

    Currently I don’t have a Mac computer (poor me), but I am aware of the fact that Apple has included built-in zip support in Mac OS. Still, I do not have any idea whether files compressed using Windows OS (Right Click -Send to - Compressed Zip folder) work with Mac OS without any third-party program or not? I have some files in zip format that I want to send to my clients who are using Mac.

    So, can anybody here please tell me if files compressed in Windows will work on a Mac or not? In a folder you will find a HTML document by the name of "Privacy", open it up in Safari, does it display like a plain text or with proper formatting? Please download the attached Zip file and let me know about the outcome. I will be really grateful, thanks!
  2. Stooby Mcdoobie, Dec 21, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012

    Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

    Jun 26, 2012
    Zip files created in Windows are 'extractable' in OS X and vice versa. OS X even has its own built-in archive manager (just like Windows).

    Just to put your mind at ease:

  3. sheels thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2012
    Thanks you for your time. I really appreciate it. :)

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