Compressed (compressed) files take up less storage space and can be transferred to other computers faster than uncompressed files. In Windows, it works with compressed files and folders in the same way that it works with uncompressed files and folders. Combine multiple files into one compressed folder to more easily share a group of files.

To unzip (extract) files or folders from a zipped folder

  1. Find the compressed folder from which you want to unzip (extract) files or folders.
  2. 2. Do one of the following:
    * To decompress a single file or folder, open the compressed folder, then drag the file or folder from the compressed folder to a new location.
    * To unzip all the contents of the compressed folder, press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Extract all and then follow the instructions.

Notes

  • To add files or folders to a previously created compressed folder, drag them to the compressed folder.
  • If encrypted files are added to a compressed folder, they will not be encrypted when they are decompressed, which could lead to the unintentional disclosure of personal or confidential information. For this reason, we recommend that you avoid compressing encrypted files.
  • Some file types, such as JPEG images, are already highly compressed. If you compress multiple JPEG images in a folder, the total size of the folder will be approximately equal to that of the original image collection.

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