How do I zip/unzip files in Windows?

Zipping and unzipping files in Windows is a simple process, which makes it easy to store and transfer files. The following instructions will walk you through the process of compressing files into a zip file and then extracting them.

Zip Files

To compress files in Windows, you’ll need to make use of the included zip utility. This program allows you to quickly and easily create zip files for easy storage and sharing. Here’s how it works:

1. First, open the folder where the files that you want to zip are located.

2. Select the files and folders you would like to include in the zip file, and then right click to open the contextual menu. From this menu, select “Send To” and then choose “Compressed (zipped) Folder.”

3. Windows will then create a new folder with the same name as the original folder, but with a zipper icon to indicate that this is a zip file. You can rename the file if desired.

4. To add more files, drag and drop them into the new zip file folder.

5. When you are done adding files, you can close the window and you have now created a zip file.

Unzip Files

Unzipping files is an equally simple task. Here’s how it works:

1. First, double-click the zip file that you wish to open.

2. Windows will open the zip file in a separate window. From here, you can select the files and folders that you want to extract from the zip file and then click the “Extract All” button.

3. Windows will then prompt you to choose a location to extract the files. When you select a folder, Windows will extract the contents of the zip file into the chosen folder.

4. Once the extraction is complete, you can close the window and the files will now be accessible from the folder you chose.

That’s all there is to it! With these simple steps, you can easily zip and unzip files on Windows. This makes it easy to store and share compressed files, saving time and space.