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Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Windows Basics, Working with Files | 0 comments

Learn how to Zip files easily in Windows XP, Vista and 7 using Windows Explorer

Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 have the facility to create a basic Zip file using Windows Explorer though, for more advanced options and better compression, you may wish to use 7-Zip instead. To create a Zip file in Windows, firstly open up a Windows Explorer window and browse to where your files are stored. Now, select the files you want to include in the archive:-

 

Making a Zip file - Step 1

 

Next, right click and navigate to the “Send To” options. From the sub-options, choose “Compressed (Zipped) Folder”.

 

Making a Zip file - Step 2

 

Wait a moment while Windows compresses the files. When the task is completed, type a name for the zipped folder or simply press enter to accept the default name.

 

Making a Zip file - Step 3

 

You’re finished, the files are now stored inside the zip archive.

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