How to compress a folder

Tags zip zipping

Issue/Question

  • How do I compress a folder?
  • How do I create a zip file?

Environment

  • Windows

Resolution

Using Windows:

If you do not have 7zip you will need to use Windows' built-in folder compression feature. This can be done by:

  1. Right-clicking The Folder you would like to share
  2. Left clicking the Send to option
  3. Left clicking the Compressed (zipped) folder option​​​​​​​
  4. You should now have a file with the same name as the folder you would like to share with the extension .zip

Using 7zip:

If you have 7zip installed, you can instead use 7zip's compression functionality by:

  1. Right-clicking The Folder you would like to share
  2. Left-clicking the 7-Zip option
  3. Left-clicking the Add to "<folder name>" option​​​​​​​
  4. You should now have a file with the same name as the folder you would like to share with the extension 
    .7z
    ​​​​​​​

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Details

Article ID: 82226
Created
Mon 7/1/19 4:12 PM
Modified
Mon 7/27/20 9:50 AM