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How to compress a file folder in Windows 10?

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Windows 10: How to compress folders
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Windows 10: How to Extract a Compressed Folder
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Quick guide: Compress folders under Windows

Would you like to compress a file folder in Windows 10, but don't know how to do it? We'll explain it to you..

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In order to send several files or to save storage space, you can compress and thus reduce the size of folders. These are then given the file extension ".zip". You do not need your own software for this, you can compress folders directly in your operating system. This article explains how to compress folders under Windows and how to open and unzip a compressed folder.

Tip: If you want to compress a video rather than a folder, this guide will show you how to do it very easily.

Windows 10: How to compress folders

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the brief instructions ..

1st step:

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Highlight the folder or files that you want to compress.

2nd step:

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Open the menu by right-clicking on the selected files or the folder. Select " Send To " and then " ZIP Compressed Folder ".

3rd step:

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The folder is now compressed and saved in the same location as a new ZIP file. You can now rename it . The ZIP folder has the file extension ".zip" and is represented by a folder icon with a zip.

Tip: If you protect your ZIP file with a password, you prevent unauthorized persons from accessing your file and unpacking it. Here we will show you how to protect a ZIP file with a password.

Windows 10: How to Extract a Compressed Folder

1st step:

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By right-clicking on the compressed folder to open the menu. Here select " Extract all ... ". A window will open.

2nd step:

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In the window you can specify a storage location for the unzipped folder. If you want the folder to be opened after the extraction, check the box . Then confirm with " Extract ". The files are extracted and saved in the desired location.

Quick guide: Compress folders under Windows

  1. Select the folder or files that you want to compress.
  2. Open the menu by right-clicking on the selected files. Select " Send To, " then " ZIP Compressed Folder ".
  3. The files are now compressed and the ZIP file is saved in the same location. The symbol for the ZIP folder is a zippered folder, the file has the extension " .zip ".

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