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Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Windows Basics, Working with Files | 2 comments

7-Zip Tutorial 3 – Making your own zip files

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In the third of our free zip tutorials we look at how you can create your own zip files. This process can seem a little tricky at first, but you might be pleasantly surprised at how quickly and easily you can do it after watching this tutorial and putting in a bit of practise.

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Additional notes

Although we zipped up some picture files in this example, it is worth noting that zip files can be used to store any type of files, or even a mixture of files. Keep in mind though, that if you zip up too many files you may create a very large zip file and many e-mail systems will reject messages with very large attachments on them.

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  1. What I’d love to know is, once you’ve compressed a file with 7zip how do you know the new , presumably smaller than before, size??? You compressed it in the first place because size was an issue, yet having made it smaller this new size is as if it’s a secret! You make a file smaller but finding out how much smaller, or even if it actually is any smaller, that kind of information not being available from a compression software seems like a fairly obvious flaw, painfully obvious………..

    • At any time in File Explorer/Windows Explorer you can right click on a file and choose “Properties” to see its size.

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