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Creating a zip archive

If your product contains multiple files, you can place them into a zip archive in order to sell them. Zip archives are often referred to as zip files.

Creating a zip archive

With WinZip

WinZip is proprietary software which also has an evaluation period allowing you to use the program for free for a limited time.

Windows 7/Vista

Tip: hold down Ctrl and click to select multiple files at once.

  1. Open WinZip and select Add files
  2. Choose the first file you want to add and click Zip
  3. Choose a name and where to save your zip archive then click Create
  4. Click Add files to choose another file Zip to add it to the archive
  5. Repeat until all of your files have been added.

Windows XP

  1. Open WinZip and select New
  2. Choose a name and where to save your zip archive then click Ok
  3. Choose the first file you want to add and click Add
  4. To add more files, click the Add button in WinZip and choose another file.

With 7-Zip

7-Zip is free software which allows you to create and view zip archives in a variety of different formats.

Tip: hold down Ctrl and click to select multiple files at once.

When you have 7-Zip installed:

  1. Select the files on your computer
  2. Right click on the highlighted files and choose 7-Zip then Add to archive
  3. Under Archive choose a name for your file and where you want to save it
  4. change the Archive format to zip, everything else can be left as the default values
  5. Click Ok.

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