To compress (or zip) a file or folder

  1. Locate the file or folder that you want to compress.

  2. Right-click the file or folder, point to Send to, and then click Compressed (zipped) folder.

    A new compressed folder is created in the same location. To rename it, right-click the folder, click Rename, and then type the new name.

To extract (or unzip) files or folders from a compressed folder

  1. Locate the compressed folder that you want to extract files or folders from.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To extract a single file or folder, double-click the compressed folder to open it. Then, drag the file or folder from the compressed folder to a new location.

    • To extract the entire contents of the compressed folder, right-click the folder, click Extract All, and then follow the instructions.

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