Video:Zip File 101with Don Schechter
Create Zip Files out of your larger files so you can send them via e-mail and upload to databases in a convenient, compressed format.See Transcript
Transcript:Zip File 101Hi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
What is a Zip File?A Zip file is sometimes called an archive file. Really it acts as a container to transport and store your files. A zip file bundles one or more files into a single container file while it compresses the contents up to 90%.
Zip File Versus WinZip FileA zip file is different from a WinZip file. WinZip is specialty software that creates and manages Zip files.
Open a Zip FileTo open a Zip file, you must have WinZip archive software. Double click your Zip file and a Wizard will come up to guide you through the process.
After the process is completed you can use the decompressed files any way you like. You can even delete the Zip original file to save space.
Create a Zip FileIf you want to create your own Zip files, open WinZip. Now open the Wizard by clicking the Wizard button on the toolbar. A window will come up asking what you d like to do. Simply click Create a new Zip file and click Next. The WinZip Wizard will guide you through the process.
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