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It is often useful to compress a file (or files) to make them smaller - especially if you need to send them via email

 

Windows has a built in feature to do this called Compressed Folders

 

To create a zip file firstly find the file/files you wish to compress and select them with the mouse

 

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Windows XP, Vista and 7: Next right mouse click on the files and choose Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder

Windows 8: Click Zip on the Share toolbar in File Explorer (as highlighted above)

 

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Windows will then compress the files for you and create the .zip file

 

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