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How To Create a Zipped Folder

How To Create a Zipped Folder

How to Create a Zipped Folder Easily



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Compressing (Zipping) Files/Folders into Zip Files

Zip files are folders or files that have been compressed to save space, usually in an effort to make emailing or downloading the files a quicker process. Follow along with these steps to create your own "zipped" folders:

1. Browse to the directory that contains the files you wish to compress into a zip file.

2. Select the files you wish to compress (press Ctrl+A to select all files in a folder).

3. Right-click one of the selected files.

4. Choose Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder.

5. It may take a few moments to compress all of the files, but a new “zipped” folder will appear in the same directory.

6. Type a name for the zip file and press Enter.

Decompressing (Unzipping) Zip Files

The zip file can be later be decompressed (unpacked); follow along with these steps:

1. Browse to the directory containing the zip file you wish to decompress.

2. Right-click the zip file and choose "Extract All..."

3. Click "Browse" and select where you would like to extract the contents of the zip file.

4. Click "Extract".

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