[Guide] How to zip a file in Windows 10

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Hello Geeks, how are you doing? Today, we are going to resolve one of the most asked queries in our blog about how to zip a file in Windows 10. Basically zipping a file means, putting a lot of documents, data, apps, software in a single file. So, whenever you open a zipped file you will discover a lot of data inside it. Frankly speaking, you can zip almost any data whether it’s documents, software, folders or whatever you want.

It is not a tough job to zip a file in Windows 10 and in you have zipped data in Windows 7/8 before then pretty much it is the same. But yet, we will show you couple ways to zip a file in Windows 10 and also unzip the file in Windows 10 so that you can extract the data from zipped items.

Interesting Fact: Zipping or compressing data also helps you to save hard disk space in computers.

Method #1: How to Zip a file in Windows 10 with the Send to Feature

In the first part, we will be using the default compressed feature pre-installed in Windows 10 to zip any data you want. It is pretty easy and doesn’t require any technical skills to accomplish it. Simply, follow these steps to zip a file in Windows 10 –

Step 1. Select the files and folders that you want to zip first. If there are more than 1 file or folder then simply press the “Ctrl” button and keep clicking on the files that you want to zip.

Step 2. Right-click on any file and choose “Send To” followed by “Compressed (zipped) folder”

Step 3. Name the zip file anything and press enter to save it.

That’s all. Your files are zipped in a single file.

Method #2: How to Zip a file in Windows 10 with default Zip Feature

If you want to zip multiple files and folder with single click and follow these steps –

Step 1. Select all the files and folder that you want to zip first.

Step 2. From the toolbar, click on “Share” and press the “Zip” icon once.

Step 3. Rename the new zipped file and save.

That’s all. You have zipped all the files and folder in Windows 10 that easily.

In order to extract the files from the zipped file, simply open the zipped file, select all the data contained inside it then drag & drop those files in the local drive. Easy as that.

As you can see, it is not a hard task but still upon request we have shared how to zip a file in Windows 10. Hopefully, you guys found this article useful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and families.

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