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Using Compressed Folders in Windows

Windows has a built in feature that allows you to compress files. The first step in using this feature is to create a Compressed (zipped) Folder

How to create a compressed Folder:

  1. Open your “My Documents” folder
  2. Right-click in the My Documents folder and go to New > Compressed (zipped) Folder
  3. Name the folder with the name of the document(s) that you want to compress. The folder icon has a zipper on it, indicating it is a compressed folder.

Adding Items To and Removing Items From a Compressed Folder:

  • Moving files and folders to or from compressed folders works the same as with normal uncompressed folders. You can simply drag a file to the compressed folder.
  • When a file is dragged to the compressed folder it is automatically compressed
  • When a file is moved out of a compressed folder, it is automatically uncompressed. The original compressed files remain in the compressed folder.

Attaching Compressed files to an e-mail

  1. Create the e-mail and click on the insert/attach icon
  2. Navigate to your “My Documents” folder and locate the Compressed (zipped) folder that you created
  3. Send the email
  • The Compressed (zipped) Folder acts as a single file when attached to an e-mail
  • Email attachments are limited to about 20MB per email. If your compressed folder is larger than 20 MB, you will need to break the contents into multiple compressed folders

Last updated by magyar_dan on 2014-05-02 07:57:01

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