When you are compression sizing a file, it’s important to understand the difference between “compressing” and “ compressing .” Compressing a file means to change its size, while compressing means to change its contents. A common problem that can arise from compressed files is that user data remains in the file even when the file size becomes smaller than what is allowing for readingness. To overcome this issue, see if you can find any clues in the text of the file about how much data is being compressed. If not, you will need to use a tool like 7-zip or Snagus to decompress the file.
- 1 How Do I Compress a Large File on a Mac to Make It Smaller?
- 2 How Do I Resize a PDF File on a Mac?
- 3 How Do I Reduce the MB Size of a File on a Mac?
- 4 How Do I Reduce the Size of a Video File on a Mac?
- 5 Video
- 6 FAQ’s
How Do I Compress a Large File on a Mac to Make It Smaller?
If you wish to compress a huge file on a Mac, the procedure is straightforward and can be applied to any kind of file. If you’re giving the file to someone, the receiver will need to be able to ‘unzip’ the file (also known as an archive), which may be accomplished in a variety of methods, many of which are free, and some operating systems have the functionality built-in. Here’s what you should do.
- Locate the file or folder you want to compress in the Finder.
- Make a right–click on it.
- You may do this by using the Compress button.
- Take your time and let the file compress.
- The file has the same name as the folder in which it resides, but it ends in.zip instead of.rar.
How Do I Resize a PDF File on a Mac?
Reducing the size of a PDF file is as simple as shrinking the document. Using the Preview app, follow these steps.
- Launch Preview to see the PDF.
- To open a file, use the File button.
- Click Export.