If you want to save space on your drive or take several files and
squeeze them together into a file that is smaller than the combined
file sizes so that you can send them as an email attachment,
you can compress the files. The compressed, or zipped,
files you create are perfect for archiving sets of documents or
sending content more quickly across the Internet. The easiest
way to create a compressed file is to select files already contained
in the same folder.
Create a Compressed File
1 Locate the files you want to compress
by using File Explorer.
2 Click the first file.
3 Press and hold Shift and then click
the last file in a sequence of adjacent
files; or press and hold Ctrl and then
click non-adjacent files, one by one.
4 Right-click the selected files, click
Send to, and then click Compressed
5 Enter a name for the folder and press
You attach a compressed folder to an email just as you would
any file, by using your email program’s Attachments feature.
The person receiving the email should then follow the next
procedure to unzip the files.