When you want to use the individual files in a
compressed file, you can extract them back to
their original, uncompressed state. When you
extract files, Windows offers to create a new
subfolder for the uncompressed file in the same
folder where the compressed file is stored.
Extract Compressed Files
1 Locate a compressed file by using File
2 Click the file.
3 Click the Extract tab.
4 Click the Extract All button.
5 If you want to extract the files to a folder
other than the one suggested, click the
Browse button and locate the folder.
6 Click Extract
You can add files to a compressed file by simply dragging each
file onto the compressed file in File Explorer.
Some file formats, such as JPEG, have already been compressed.
If you place several of these files into a compressed
file, be aware that you won’t save that much space.