How To Zip Files in Windows 10

By zipping files in Windows you can save a decent amount of storage space on your computer. However most people use zipping to transfer multiple files in one file to someone else or something else.

Zip up Files in Windows 10

1. First of all, go to the location where the files you want to zip up are.

2. Select the files and then right-click one of them.

3. Once the context menu has opened, choose Sent To and then Compressed (zipped) folder.


That’s really all that’s to it. You’ve now compressed your files into a Zip Folder. We hope this article helped you on how to zip files in Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7.

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  1. Is there a keyboard shortcut for zipping files? I have to zip 100 individual files (and yes they must remain separate) on a routine basis. Even with adding the toolbar short cut that is a LOT of mouse travel distance moving between selecting the file and then selecting the hot button and the moving back to the next file over and over. There should be some kind of keyboard short cut that makes this faster and easier. Please advise,

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