Create Zip Files in Windows 7

Posted on March 18, 2013 in Windows Category

In this tutorial you will learn how to create zip files using different methods such as WinRAR or Windows 7's Built-In Compression Tool.

Difficulty: Easy

Create Zip Files with Windows Built-In Tool

To create zip files, you need to select a group of files, right click and select "Send to" - "Compressed (zipped) folder".

Check the image below:

How to Zip Files for Dummies

How to Zip Files using WinRAR

First of all, to zip files you need to install WinRAR. This software offers a wide range of options besides of the built-in Windows Compression Tool. To download it, visit www.rarlab.com.

Once you installed WinRAR, select files that you want to be zipped, right click and choose "Add to archive..".

how-to-zip-files-with-winrar

Now you can see the WinRAR Archive Properties:

winrar-properties

It is recommended to use a ZIP extension and not RAR. Why? Because most of all upload softwares or apps only supports zip files.

What Compression Method should I use?

There is no big difference between those methods, but here are some things you need to know:

  • The Normal Method Compression is the best option when creating zip files. You win time and space.
  • The Fast Method Compression: you win a lot of time, but no file size saving on the zip files.
  • The Best Method Compression: some file size saving on zip files, but a lot of time lost archiving.

So choose what you think is the best for you.

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