How can I compress files into a single zipped folder in Windows?

Compressing files into a single zipped folder is a great way to save space and make sharing or archiving easier. Windows comes with a built-in file compression utility called File Explorer that makes creating zip files a breeze.

The first step to creating a single zipped folder in Windows is to open up File Explorer. This can be done by either clicking on the folder icon located at the bottom of your taskbar or by pressing the Windows logo key + E on your keyboard.

Next, navigate to the folder which contains the files you want to compress. Select all the files you would like to add to the zipped folder by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking each file one by one. Once all the desired files have been selected, right click with your mouse and select “Send to” from the menu.

From the Send to menu, select “Compressed (zipped) folder”. You will be prompted to name the new compressed folder. Type in an appropriate name for the folder and then press Enter on your keyboard to create the zipped folder.

The new zipped folder will be located in the same folder as the original files and will contain all the files that have been compressed. Any additional files you would like to add to the compressed folder can be easily done by dragging and dropping the desired file into the zipped folder.

When the zipped folder has been created, it can be shared with other users either through email or a file sharing service such as Dropbox or Google Drive. It can also be moved to a different location on your computer or an external storage device such as an USB drive or CD.

Creating a single zipped folder in Windows is a quick and easy way to save space, manage files, and share data with others. With just a few steps you can easily compress multiple files into a single compressed folder.