Compressing a File Using 7-Zip
Written by John-Paul
Published: Mar 1, 2013
In this guide we will show you how to compress a folder into a .zip file using 7-zip. This is recommended before transferring a file over the internet, so that it is not corrupted in-transit.
You must have 7-zip installed before attempting to follow this guide. 7-Zip is a free open-source software available for download here.
How to Compress a File:
- Open the 7-Zip File Manager.
- Navigate to the file you want to compress, and click it, then click the Add button.
- The Add to Archive window will pop up, make sure the Archive format is set to zip, and click the OK button to proceed.
The file will be compressed into a zip file, that will be located in the same location as the original file.
Congratulations, now you know how to compress a file into a .zip format using 7-Zip!
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