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Thursday, February 10, 2022

How to Attach a Folder to an Email


Attach a Folder to an Email on Desktop

On most desktop computers, it’s easy to make a ZIP file. 

For example, if you are on Windows, you will right-click your folder and select Send To > Compressed (Zipped) Folder to make a ZIP file.

Right-click the folder and choose Send To > Compressed (Zipped) Folder.

Similarly, on Mac, you will right-click your folder and choose “Compress” from the menu that opens. You will then find your ZIP file in the same folder as the original folder.

To then send your ZIP file via email, attach the ZIP file like you would any other file.

For example, if you are on Gmail, click “Compose” to write a new email. At the bottom of the “New Message” window, click “Attach Files” and attach your newly created ZIP file.

Click "Attach Files" in Gmail on desktop.

If you are on Outlook, click “New Email” to compose a new email. Click the “Insert” tab at the top and then choose Attach File > Browse This PC. Locate the newly made ZIP file on your PC to attach it to your new email.

Click Attach File > Browse This PC in Outlook on desktop.

Fill in the other fields in your email and hit that send button to send the email along with your folder (which is now in a ZIP format).

Attach a Folder to an Email on Android

To create a ZIP file out of your folder on most Android devices, you can use the built-in file manager app.

Start by opening your file manager and locating the folder you want to send via email. Tap and hold on the folder, tap the three dots in the top-right corner, and choose “Compress.”

Select "Compress" from the menu.

You now have a ZIP file containing your folder in your current directory.

To send this ZIP file via email, open your email app, compose a new email, and tap the attach button. For example, if you use Gmail, tap the attach icon and then select “Attach File” on the new email screen. Then select your newly created ZIP file.

Select "Attach File" in Gmail on mobile.

Similarly, if you use Outlook, then on the new email screen, tap the attach icon and select “Choose From Files.” Then select your ZIP file.

Tap "Choose From Files" in Outlook on mobile.

Fill in the rest of the email fields and tap send to send your email along with your folder.

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