As technology is improving, the need for speed and volume becomes very expedient. Speed – as in improving efficiency and performance, whilst volume deals with storage and capacity. Computer manufacturers like IBM, HP Inc, Macintosh amongst others in recent years have worked assiduously to improve the speed by which their computer systems – process, moves, control and stores data. With this development, we have witnessed a drastic change in the overall performance of these computer systems.
Are you having difficulties sending files from one computer to another because of their size? Do you find it very tiring waiting for some files to complete a transfer in time because of their size? What if I told you by simply zipping it you can relieve yourself of this stress?
To zip is to compress a file or folder so that it takes up less storage space and can be transferred to other computer systems more quickly. The zip functionality is a default feature in all modern systems which you probably might not have explored. With it, you can reduce the size of a file or a folder which makes it much easier to transfer from one computer to another.
How To Zip(Compress) Files or Folders?
To zip (compress) a file or folder.
1. Locate the file or folder that you want to zip.
2. Right-click the file or folder, select Send to, and then select Compressed (zipped) folder.
A new zipped folder with the same name will be created in the same location. You can rename it by right-click the folder or file, selecting Rename, and then typing the new name. When you compare the file or folder’s size with its original version, you will be surprised by the difference.
How To Unzip(Extract) Files Or Folders From A Zipped Folder.
Locate the zipped folder that you want to unzip (extract) files or folders from.
Do one of the following:
1. To unzip a single file or folder, open the zipped folder, then drag or copy the item from the zipped folder to a new location.
2. To unzip all the contents of the zipped folder, right-click the folder, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions.
By zipping a file, you will not only reduce the buck size, but you will also be saving time, data subscription used in the transfer and also save yourself some stress.
NOTE: This procedure is for Windows operating system. I would write on how to zip and unzip files on MacBook and Android device when I get your feedback to go ahead.