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How to Zip Files in Windows

The zip file format has been a computing powerhouse since 1989. Developed by PKWare Inc, zip archives are a convenient way to transfer large files or groups of files. Originally distributed via PKZip, zip functionality was added to Microsoft Windows via Windows ME (installable via the Windows Plus! add-on for Windows 98).

Zip archives are useful for long-term file storage and to save bandwidth when transferring files to remote locations. In this how-to, learn how to use Windows 10 (and Windows 11)’s built-in zip tool to create, manage, and extract zip archives.

How to create a Zip file in Windows

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