«««In Windows, to create a compressed ZIP file

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you can combine multiple files and folder in an archive that is compressed to a ZIP file of Windows. This is ideal for example for sending as an email or on a USB stick.

as in Windows Explorer, create a ZIP file

  1. to create an archive, select the files and folders that you want to tackle first.
  2. click on the marker with the right mouse button.
  3. send to select – zipped folder .

    Senden an ZIP-Ordner
    Using the context menu, create a ZIP_Datei of files and directories.

  4. then the compress operation starts.
  5. he is finished, is the desired ZIP file that provisionally bears de name of the first file in the current folder.
  6. Windows offers directly to rename the file. You have to type so only still away.
  7. If you double click on the file just created, you see its contents. When selecting the view option, you can read off the achieved compression rate details . Is there called compression ratio for example 80%, the data on 20% of your original size have been shrunk.
  8. Windows 7 ZIP-Datei
    Windows 7 ZIP file

  9. If you draw other files or folders into an open ZIP file, automatically grabs her Windows and applies the compression here too.
  10. a remove deletes files from the archive file.

in all operations, the original files remain untouched.

Windows can compress also, , without that you need to handle ZIP files .

how to use other archive formats like RAR or BZIP2

Windows can pack of House from ZIP files and unzip it. But what about other archive unpacking?

here helps a free program called 7-zip, you see http://www.7-zip.org/ download can download.

after installing 7-zip among others in the context menu available is: to compress a file or folder, click with the right mouse button on it and select the desired compression command from 7-zip . ZIP and the better compacting according to 7-zip 7z available are available here from House.

If you want to choose a different format for the compression, take Add to an archive. There, you can control exactly what format the files are compressed as much.

here is a overview of the formats supported by 7-zip:

Compress uncompress

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format
7z X X
ZIP X X
GZIP X X
BZIP2 X X
TAR X X
LZMA X
RAR X
CAB X
ARJ X
Z X
CPIO X
RPM X
DEB X
LZH X [
SPLIT X
CHM X
ISO X
UDF X
COMPOUND X
WIM X
DMG X
XAR X
HFS X
NSIS X

in addition to the context menu is available 7-zip in a separate program window available

7-Zip Programmfenster
the program window from 7-ZIP

here files and folders select which you want to add to an archive. Or unzip single or all files from an existing archive.

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