Zip (Compress) Multiple Files
Microsoft Windows provides a utility that allows you to zip multiple files into a single compressed file format. This is especially helpful if you are e-mailing files as attachments or if you need to conserve space (zipping files can reduce file size by up to 50%).
Zip Multiple Files
- Use "Windows Explorer" or "My Computer" to locate the files you wish to zip. (It will help if you move all the files you wish to zip to a single location.)
- Hold down [Ctrl] on your keyboard > Click on each file you wish to combine into a zipped file.
- With the [Ctrl] key still depressed, right-click
- Select "Send To" > Choose "Compressed (Zipped) Folder."
Your files will be combined into a single folder with a zipper icon on it. Attach the zipped file to an e-mail in lieu of multiple files.
Instructions for unzipping (extracting) files from a zipped folder are available on the Extract Files from a Zipped (Compressed) Folder computer help page.
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