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How do you zip a file and Compress It in 2020

How do you zip a file and Compress It in 2020


How do you zip a file: We all are friendly with zip file or zip folder. But at first I zip a file I have to know what is zip file, why I use it and how to make it. If you know this answers, stop here reading and write your answer in the comment box. I will teach you how do you zip a file.


What is Zip file


Zip file is a compress file of many folders. Yes you don't understand it, let me understand you. Suppose you works in office. Your boss gave you a task to make 5 presentation. Now you have created the presentations and you have to send it to your boss's computer from your computer.


Now the file are taking huge space in your computer. IOf you send this huge size files to your boss this will take time and data. So here we use zip file. If you Zip this files it will be compressed and take less space. Also this 5 files will convert in one file.

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Why we should use zip file


We use zip file because it compress the the file. So that we can easily download or upload a file without taking to much time. We should use e-mail attachments as zip file.

How do you zip a file


There can be many types of zip file. Like zip a single file, zip multiple file. Lets know about how do you zip a file.

How to Zip a single file


If you want to unzip a single file like a single image, document, video you can use this formula.
  1. Open the folder
    Open the file or folder where the file is to compress.
  2. Right click
    Right click on the file you want to zip.
  3. Send to >> Compress (zipped) folder
    Then place the cursor on send to and then click on compress (zipped) folder.
  4. Rename the file
    Rename the zip folder and press 'enter' key.

How do you zip a file and Compress It in 2020


How to Zip multiple files


  1. Select all the files you want to compress.
  2. Right click from mouse.
  3. Place the cursor on 'Send to; and then click on 'compress (zipped) folder.
  4. Rename the zip folder and press 'enter' key.


How to Zip a folder


If you want to compress a whole folder follow the following steps. If you are going to upload a folder then you need this.

  1. Select the folder you want to zip.
  2. Right click from mouse.
  3. Place the cursor on 'Send to; and then click on 'compress (zipped) folder.
  4. Rename the zip folder and press 'enter' key.

How to add an file in exiting Zip file


You can add any file in a exiting zip file by selecting the file you want to add and drag it to the zip folder.

How to Unzip a file


If someone send you a zip file then you have to unzip the file. Follow the steps to unzip the files.

  1. Open the zip file you want to unzip.
  2. Select the file and right click on mouse.
  3. click on 'Extract all'.
  4. Choose the location where you want to place the the unzipped files in the pop-up window.
  5. Click on the extract button.

How do you zip a file and Compress It in 2020


How do you zip a file and Compress It in 2020


Conclusion


This is the age of digital. We have to send files and important folders, documents in our daily life. So we need zip folder or files to make it faster and easy and secure. Hope you understand how do you zip a file . Lets see it in short.


Zip a file: Select the file >> Right click >> send to >> compress (zipped) folder


Zip multiple file: Select the multiple file >> Right click >> send to >> compress (zipped) folder


Unzip File: Select the zip file >> right click >> extract all >> select directory >> click extract button.

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