How to Attach a Zip File: Windows Basics Tutorial

Are you tired of sending large files that take forever to upload or download? Zip files are a great solution to compress files, making them smaller and easier to send. In this Windows basics tutorial, we’ll show you how to create and compress zip files, add files to them, and introduce you to a tool that adds more functionality to the process.

To create a zip folder, simply select all the files you want to include and right-click. You should see the option to “send to a compressed zip folder.” Once you select this option, the computer will begin the compressing process and create a folder in the same directory as your files. You can name the file whatever you like, and you’ll notice that it’s slightly smaller than the original files. This size difference may not be significant for small files, but it can make a big difference when dealing with larger files.

Another way to create a zip folder is to select the files you want to include, click on “share,” and select the option to “share to a compressed folder.” This option will also compress your files and create a folder in the same directory as your files.

It’s important to note that you cannot edit files directly in a zip folder – any changes must be made outside the zip folder. However, you can delete files from the zip folder. If you’re looking for a tool that offers more functionality than the basic Microsoft zip system, we recommend checking out 7-zip. This tool allows you to add tighter compression, open a wider variety of formats, and even send the zip file directly to an email.

In conclusion, zip files are a great solution for compressing files and making them easier to send. With the basic Microsoft zip system, you can create and compress zip folders, and with tools like 7-zip, you can add even more functionality. We hope you found this Windows basics tutorial helpful, and if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. Don’t forget to check out our other Windows basic tutorials by clicking on the link in the description.


How do I create a zip file attachment?
Right-click on the file or folder. Move your cursor over the “Send to” option. This will open a new submenu. Select “Compressed (zipped) folder”. To place multiple files into a zip folder, select all of the files while hitting the Ctrl button.
Why can't I attach a zip file?
Some e-mail providers may not allow you to send ZIP files for reasons such as security concerns or incapability with ZIP files. Your recipient may not be able to open or extract ZIP files from their e-mail provider. Ask if they have a different e-mail that you could contact them with.