With zip files, you can save space on your hard drive and make it easier to share your document over the Internet. This post provides information you need to compress and open a zip file on Windows 10.


How to create a zip file in Windows 10

Right-click Start, and then click File Explorer. Or in the Windows address box, type file explorer, and then press Enter.

Find the file you want to zip, right-click on it, select Sent To, and then select Compressed (Zipped) Folder.


How to compress a folder in Windows 10

Right-click Start, and then click File Explorer. Or in the Windows address box, type file explorer, and then press Enter.

Locate the folder you want to compress, right-click on it, select Sent To, and then select Compressed (Zipped) Folder.


How to unzip a folder in Windows 10

Right-click Start, and then click File Explorer. Or in the Windows address box, type File Explorer and then select File Explorer from the search result.

Locate the compressed file you want to unzip, right-click it, and select Extract All.

If you want, you can choose a new location to unzip the files, but if you don’t, it will be unzipped to the current folder.

Check Show extracted files when complete.

Click Extract.


How to unzip a single file in Windows 10

Open File Explorer, find the compressed folder that contains the file you want to unzip, double-click it, and then drag the file to a new location on your Windows 10 computer.


How to open a zip file on Windows 10

To open a zip file in Windows 10 without extracting the folder first, locate the zipped folder that contains the file you want to open, double-click it, and then double-click the file you want to open.


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