Create Keyboard Shortcut to Compress Files & Folders on macOS

There are so many times when you have to compress (zip) a file or folder on Mac to send or share but the only way to do so is through the tedious right-click > Compress “file or folder”. That’s because, unfortunately, macOS does not support a native keyboard shortcut to compress files yet.

However, where there’s a will, there’s a way and the way here is to create a keyboard shortcut to compress files and folders yourself with any combination of keys you prefer. Just take a look at the following steps to know how to do it.

Click the Apple logo (top left corner of the screen), select System Preference.
apple logo > system preferenceapple logo > system preferenceNavigate to Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts.
navigate to app shortcutsnavigate to app shortcutsClick the + (plus icon).
plus iconplus iconChoose Finder from “Application:” dropdown menu.
Enter Compress for “Menu Title:”
finder compressfinder compressClick the input box beside “Keyboard Shortcut:” once, and record your preferred shortcut keystroke. (Suggestion: Use Shift + Command + C, or Option + Command + C)
Click Add to finalize your shortcut.
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That’s it! Select any file or folder on your Mac, execute the command, and it will be compressed immediately.

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