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Windows Zip / Unzip

Zipping a file:

1.  Right-click on the file that you want to zip (compress).

2.  Select ‘Send to’ then ‘Compressed (zipped) folder’.

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3.  The newly compressed folder containing the file will be located in the same location as the original file.   ** ie. If the file is located on your desktop, the zipped folder will be created on your desktop. **

 A screenshot of the Windows 10 desktop showing two icons.  One is a document called

Zipping multiple files:

1.  Select the files you want to zip by holding the ‘Control’ key and single clicking the files you want to zip.

 A screenshot of the Windows 10 desktop showing three text document icons, all starting with New Text Document...

2.  With all of the files selected, right-click on one of the files and select ‘Send to’ then ‘Compressed (zipped) folder’.

 A screenshot of the Windows 10 desktop showing three text documents highlighted with the context menu showing

3.  The newly compressed folder containing all of the selected files will be located in the same location as the original file.   ** ie. If the file is located on your desktop, the zipped folder will be created on your desktop. **

 A screenshot of the Windows 10 desktop showing 3 text documents labeled

Zipping a folder:

1.  Right-click on the folder that you want to zip (compress).

2.  Select ‘Send to’ then ‘Compressed (zipped) folder’.

A screenshot of the Windows 10 desktop showing a folder called

3.  The newly compressed folder will be located in the same location as the original file.   ** ie. If the folder is located on your desktop, the zipped folder will also be created on your desktop. **

 A screenshot of the Windows 10 desktop showing a folder called

Unzip a folder:

1.  Right-click on the zipped (compressed) folder you want to unzip.

2.  Select ‘Extract All…

 A screenshot of a Windows 10 desktop with the compressed folder

3.  On the next window take notice where the file will be extracted to. If you want to change the location, click ‘Browse…’ and select a new location.

4.  Click ‘Extract’.

 A screenshot of the Windows 10 dialogue asking where to unzip the contents of a compressed (or zipped) folder with the default being the location where the zipped file is located.

5.  Once the process is completed, you will see the newly extracted folder where you saved to.

 

 A Windows 10 screenshot showing the desktop with two icons.  The one on the left is a compressed folder called