If you want to send a big file via email or any other medium, it might take a lot of time to upload the file. The best way to send a big file is to compress it first and then send it. Compressing a file reduces the size of the file or folder. Windows 10 let the users compress the file with the built-in compressed feature.
In this guide, we will show you how to Zip and Unzip files on Windows 10.
Compressing a File in Windows 10
Here’s how to compress a file in Windows 10:
- Open the folder or file that you want to compress. We are using a group of images but you can compress any type of file or a folder.
- You can compress a complete folder or compress a single file. Right-Click on the file/folder, a pop-up menu will appear.
- Hover the mouse cursor to the “Send to” option from the menu and click on the “Compressed (zipped) folder”.
- A new zip folder will be created with a normal folder icon and a zipper on it. Type the ZIP folder name and press the Enter key.
To UNZIP the Zipped file, double-click on it. All the content within the ZIP file will open much like a regular folder. Now you can copy/paste items from/to this folder.