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To zip is to compress a file or folder. This takes up less storage space and can be transferred to other computers more quickly than uncompressed files.

How to zip a file or folder

  1. Locate the file or folder that you want to zip.
  1. Right-click the file or folder, hover over to Send to, then click Compressed (zipped) folder.
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The zipped file will be stored in the same location. To view options like renaming the folder, right-click then select Rename. Type the new name for the zipped file.

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How to extract (unzip) zipped files or folders

Locate the zipped file or folder that you want to extract or unzip then do the following:

  1. To unzip a single file or folder: Open the zipped folder, then drag the file or folder from the zipped folder to a new location.
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  1. To unzip all the contents of the zipped folder: Right-click the folder, then select Extract All.
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  1. You can choose to which folder you wish to save the extracted file or folder by clicking Browse. Once destination is selected, click Extract.
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