Compressing Files

Why do I need to compress my files?

No matter how small or large your files are, it's very important that you compress your files prior to uploading them to LANDSMachining, Inc. Compressing your files does two things:

(1) It keeps your files intact as they are transfered over the internet.

(2) Reduces the file size for quicker uploads.

Have you ever e-mailed a file to someone only to hear them say, "I can't open it."? 

By compressing your files you preserve your files' integrity and prevent them from becoming corrupt when LANDSMachining, Inc receives them.

How to compress your files

You may use popular Stuffit (Mac OS 8-OS X Lion) or WinZip (Windows 9x, 2000, ME, Vista, & 7).

If you are using Mac OS X, Panther or greater, or Windows XP or greater you do not need to download compression applications. These operating systems already have built-in file compression utilities. See directions below for for your operating system.


Compress files (zip files) Windows 

  1. Locate the file or folder that you want to compress.
  2. Right-click the file or folder, point to Send To, and then click Compressed (zipped) Folder.
A new compressed folder is created. To rename it, right-click the folder, clickRename, and then type the new name.

Compress files (zip files) MAC

  1. Locate the file or folder that you want to compress.
  2. Either Control-click on the file and choose Create Archive (which is Apple-speak for “make a compressed ZIP file”). Or you can click on a file, then go to the Action menu (the button that looks like a gear up in the Finder window’s toolbar), and choose Create Archive from there. 

    Either way, it quickly creates a new file, with the file extension “.zip.” This is the compressed file.



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