Compressed or zipped files take less space on any of the storage device so that you can store much data than uncompressed file. There is a great facility in Windows Vista to create a Zipped folder.
How to create a zipped (compressed) folder in Windows Vista:
There are two ways to create a zipped folder:
Step 1: Right click on the desktop area in Windows Vista.
Step 2: Choose New > Compressed (Zipped) folder from the popup menu. It will create a new Zipped Folder (compressed) with a name "New Compressed (zipped) Folder". It looks like a folder but has a zip in it. You can also change its name by typing another one or you may change it later by renaming this folder. In this folder you can store files that will be compressed automatically and take less space on the storage device.
How to send file in a zipped folder:
Select file(s) then click right mouse button on it then choose "Send To" > Compressed (Zipped) Folder. It will automatically creates a zipped folder and send the selected files in it.
You can also send file(s) in compressed (zipped) folder by dragging and dropping or by copying and pasting.
Always Use compressed (zipped) folder to send by email:
If you want to send some document by email use compressed (zipped) folder and place all the files in it. It will send faster than uncompressed one.
How to extract files from a zipped folder:
To extract all files from a zipped folder:
Open a zipped folder then click "Extract All Files" button from zipped folder window. It will ask you for a destination of a folder. Type in desired path and folder name or you can browse the folder where do you want to extracted by pressing "Browse" button.
To extract one or selected files from a zipped folder:
Open the zipped folder then Select one file or set of files from the folder and then move them out from the zipped folder by dragging and dropping to another folder or location.
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