Creating a Zip (Compressed) File

  1. In File Explorer, click on the Share menu. The Share ribbon is displayed. 

  2. Navigate to the folder where you want to create the Zip file. 
  3. Select the item(s) (files and/or folders) you want to include in the Zip file. (in the example below, the folders “News Stuff” and “Web Site Stuff” are selected. Note:  If you select folders, the contents of those folders will be included in the Zip file.)

  4. In the Share ribbon, click on the Zip icon. 

    Windows creates a Zip file that contains your selected items.

  5. Enter a name for your Zip file. (Windows might arbitrarily give your Zip file the name of the current folder.)

  6. If you want to verify the contents of the Zip file, just double-click on the folder. You’ll see the contents of the Zip file, as shown in the example below.