The format of ZIP files decreases file size by squeezing them, preserving the disk space and reducing network processing time. It also helps you to merge multiple files into one which is simple to share with others. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to ZIP and unzip files on Windows 10.

ZIP and unzip files on Windows 10

To ZIP and unzip files on Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Open File Explorer and find the files that you want to merge into a Zip file as the following image is showing.

If you want to compress a single file or multiple files, select the files. Right click on it and select Send to -> Compressed (zipped) folder as highlighted in the above image. Windows compresses the files or directories, and a new ZIP file opens at the same position as the files in which it operates. Type a name for it and then press the Enter key as the following image is showing.

Now if you want to extract the files from the zip. Right click on the ZIP icon and select the Extract files option as the following image is showing.

As you click this option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Choose the Destination path and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. The files will be extracted to the selected path as the following image is showing.

You can also extract the single file. Drag the file and drop it to the location where you want it to be like the following image is showing.

The extracted file is moved to the new location and remains in the ZIP file as well. You can continue the procedure as many times as you like. Simply close the compressed folder window when you are done.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to Zip and unzip files on Windows 10.

How to Zip and unzip files on Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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