How to compress and decompress ZIP files in Windows 10?

Zip and unzip files without downloading programs to your PC.

Compressing a file or folder is one of the best solutions to reduce its size and facilitate its storage on a medium with limited capacity, as well as speed up its transfer over a local or external network.

This task can be done from Windows 10 without having to use programs, since compression in ZIP format is a function integrated into your File Explorer. It is done in the following way.

How to ZIP a file or folder?

Open Windows 10 File Explorer.

Next, right-click on the file (or folder) you want to compress and select the Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder option.

How to unzip a file?

And if you need to unzip a ZIP file, proceed as follows:

Open Windows 10 File Explorer. Locate the compressed folder (with ZIP extension) and then right-click on it.

Next, click Extract all. Complete the procedure by following the prompts.

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