How to Zip Files or Folders in Windows 10 (EASY WAY)

selecting all files to be created in one zip file

Windows 10 is the last Microsoft’s Windows version, and it is always getting update to fix or add more features. Including feature that lets you zip many files or folders directly in Windows 10 without having to use third party apps like 7Zip or WinRAR. This tutorial will cover you how to do that.

Zip file is essentially a file format that contains more files or folders inside it. You can add any files and folders as much as you want, and compressing files into a zip file is sometimes important when you send the files in bulk so the files don’t seem like a mess or a spam when it is being sent online. It can also save more times because the zipped file often have smaller file size.

Creating zip files is easy in Windows 10. Windows 10 itself add this feature to limit the necessity to use third party apps like WinRAR or 7Zip. Even though Windows 10 still don’t support other compression file format like RAR, Windows 10 still has its simplicity to create zip file.

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How to Zip Files or Folders using Ribbon Menu in Windows 10

Windows 10 mainly have two ways you can do to zip files or folder easily. First, you can use Ribbon menu. Second, you can use context menu/right-click menu.

In this point, we’re going to cover how to zip files using ribbon menu.

To do that, select a bunch of files or folders you want to zip.

how to create zip file in windows 10 using file explorer

Then, click Share tab and then click Zip. This button will zip those files you’ve selected.

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Then, depending on the total files size, you will immediately be shown to rename the zip file. The zip file has been created successfully.

create zip file using ribbon menu

That is how you zip files in Windows 10. Very easily.

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How to Zip Files using Context Menu in Windows 10

Windows 10 also provide you another way to zip files or folders. It’s just as easy as doing that using ribbon menu.

To do that, just select a bunch of files you want to zip.

selecting all files to be created in one zip file

Now, click Send to Compressed (zipped) folders.

create zip file using context menu in windows 10

Now, the zip file has been created successfully. Windows 10 allows you to rename the files of the zipped file.

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How to Add More Files or Folders into The Zip

If you want to add more files or folders into the zip file that you have already created before, then it is easy to do that.

Just drag and drop the files you want to add into the zip. Like this.

how to zip files in windows 10


Now you’ve learned how to zip files or folders in Windows 10 easily without having to use third party apps like WinRAR or 7Zip. You have some feedback about zipping files, feel free to leave it in the comment below.

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