How to Zip Files or Folders in Windows 11/10

Windows 10 and Windows 11 have a feature that lets you zip many files or folders directly without having to use third-party apps like 7Zip or WinRAR.

A 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 spam when it is being sent online.

It can also save more time because the zipped file often has a smaller file size.

Creating zip files is easy in Windows 11/10. Windows 11/10 itself adds this feature to limit the necessity to use third-party apps like WinRAR or 7Zip. Even though Windows 11/10 still don’t support other compression file format like RAR, Windows 11/10 still has its simplicity to create a zip file.

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How to Zip Files or Folders using Ribbon Menu in Windows 11/10

Windows 11/10 mainly have two ways you can do to zip files or folder easily. First, you can use the Ribbon menu. Second, you can use the context menu/right-click menu.

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

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

how to zip files or folders in windows 10

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

zip button

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

compressing

That is how you zip files in Windows 11/10. Very easily.

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How to Zip Files using Context Menu in Windows 11/10

Windows 11/10 also provides you with another way to zip files or folders. It’s just as easy as doing that using the ribbon menu.

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

Now, click Send to Compressed (zipped) folders.

compressed zipped folder

Now, the zip file has been created successfully. Windows 11/10 allows you to rename the files of the zipped file.

renaming a zip file in windows 10

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.

adding more files to a zip file on windows 10


Now you’ve learned how to zip files or folders in Windows 11/10 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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