The zipped files or folders are very easy to transfer from one place to another because they are highly compressed and hence their size is small. In this article, we will explain to you some methods through which you can zip a file or folder in Windows 10.

Zipping a File or Folder in Windows 10

In order to zip a file or folder in Windows 10, you can make use of any of the two methods listed below:

Method # 1: Create a new zip file

In this method, we will explain to you how you can zip a file or folder using the Send to option in Windows 10. For doing this, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type file explorer in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result in order to launch a new file explorer window. The newly opened File Explorer window is shown in the following image:

Open the Windows File Explorer

Now locate the file or folder that you want to zip and then right click on it in order to launch a cascading menu as shown in the image below:

locate the file or folder that you want to zip

Click on the Send to option from the cascading menu and then choose Compressed (Zipped) Folder option from the sub-cascading menu as highlighted in the image shown above.

As soon as you will do this, your file will automatically be zipped as highlighted in the following image:

Send files to zip

Method # 2: Add files to an existing zip file

In this method, we will explain to you how you can add your files or folders to an existing zip file in Windows 10. For doing this, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type file explorer in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results in order to launch a new file explorer window. The newly opened File Explorer window is shown in the following image:

File explorer

Now select the files or folders that you want to add to an existing zip file and simply drag them and drop them into your zipped file as highlighted in the image shown below:

Drag and Drop files onto existing zip file

As soon as you will do this, your selected files or folders will immediately be added to an existing zip file.

Conclusion

In this way, you can easily zip files and folders in Windows 10 using any of the two methods discussed in this article. Both of these methods are quite simple and convenient to use and work perfectly well in all situations.

How to Zip a File or Folder in Windows 10
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