Creating zip files in Windows 7

If you want to send several files by e-mail, it is useful to be able to create a zip folder to allow them to all go out at once. Alternatively, you may have large files; zipping them will decrease the file size.

To zip files in Windows 7, first use Windows Explorer to locate the relevant files. (If you want to zip all the files in a location, you can press the keys Ctrl+A .)

Then right-click on one of the selected files, and from the shortcut menu, select Send to – Compressed (zipped) folder.

Once you zip the files, a new folder appears with a big zip on it, indicating that it’s been zipped. It will automatically give the file the name of the last file you zipped. You can leave the name with the default, or change it if you like.

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I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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