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Zip XP Folders

Monday, November 15th, 2004 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management
 
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Zip XP Folders

Now that you know Windows XP lets you unzip folders with a simple drag & drop, did you know that you can also create a zipped folder?

That’s pretty easy too! Here’s how:

First, you need to create a compressed folder. Right click an empty area of your desktop and choose “New” then “Compressed (zipped) folder”.

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You just created a new zip folder! See the cute little zipper?

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To add files to the folder, just drag and drop—they will automatically be compressed.

If you plan to share this file with others, you should keep the name under 8 characters with .zip as the file extension. The recipient can use any unzip program (such as WinZip or Stuffit ) to extract files.

One more note…did you also know that you can protect zipped/compressed folders with a password to protect your data? This comes in handy if you share a computer, are on a network, or just want to secure what you send by email or saved to disk. (See newsletter from 8-25-2003 on file in our archives).
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~ David

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