How to Zip and Unzip files and folders on windows 8


This videos shows how to zip and unzip files and folders in Windows 8. If you want a text tutorial along with the video, there is a description here:

You do not need any additional software to do this, but if you want more control over the zipping, such as compression ration, I would reccomend 7-zip, which you can download from

I would reccomend zipping the files in a folder, rather than the folder that contains the files, because when the folder is unzipped, people usually leave the settings as default which creates a folder with the same name as the zipped folder that has all the stuff inside it that was in the zipped folder. If you zip a folder instead of the stuff inside it, when it is unzipped, it will have a folder inside it and then all the stuff. Just something to think about.

This will work on all current versions of Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and does not need additional software. If you want to know how to get your Windows Start Button back in Windows 8, check out my other video that shows how to do that here:

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