How to Zip any Files in Windows 10 without software

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Now a day in latest window having lots of feature in, We are getting information about how to zip any file in window 10 without any external, let us start the article,

Compressing a file is very convenient as it allows you to save precious space on your Hard Disk and send or transfer it more quickly, thanks to its small size. You can compress files and folders using File Explorer in Windows 10 without having to download third-party programs.

The first step to compressing a file in Windows 10 is to open File Explorer. Assuming that your file is in the “documents” folder, you will have to open the documents folder, select the file by clicking on it with the right mouse button. In the menu that opens, click on Send to > Compressed Folder.

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To compress multiple files simultaneously (as in the photo), hold down the CTRL key on the keyboard and click with the left mouse button on the files you need to compress. Once all the files have been selected, release the CTRL key, click with the right mouse button on one of the selected files, then Send to > Compressed folder.

How to ZIP Any file using the Send to Feature

In this section, we will explain step by step how to compress a file or folder using the context menu.

Select the file or folder you want to compress. If you need to compress a single file or folder, continue the reading step.

Otherwise, there are two ways to select multiple files and folders:

  • To select a consecutive group of files or folders, click on the first item, then hold down the Shift key and click on the last item. In this way, you will select from the first to the last file/folder in the list.

  • Instead, you need to select non-consecutive files or folders, hold down the CTRL key and select the individual files/folders.

Right-click on the file or folder to be compressed (or on the group of files or folders), then select Send to > Compressed Folder.

Now you have to name your compressed file. Type the name you want to assign it and press Enter to confirm.


As you can see from the photo, Windows will automatically suggest a name to assign to your compressed file and not choose it at random but will give it the name of the file you clicked on before compressing.

 In the photo above, we clicked on the file istructor.txt, so the name suggested by Windows for our compressed file is

 When you want to compress multiple files, be sure to right-click on the file with the name you want to assign to the compressed file.

How to ZIP a file using the ribbon menu

Windows 10 File Explorer has a command called Zip in the ribbon menu. 

This command is particularly convenient if you have a touch screen notebook, and you prefer to touch the icon instead of using the mouse. Here’s  how to compress a file using the ribbon menu:

  • As in the instructions above, you must select the file or folder you want to compress.
  • Switch to the Share tab located at the top left of the window.
  • Click on the Zip button.

The method we have just shown also works in Windows 8.1, while the Send to option is also present in older versions of Windows.

How to add a file or folder to a ZIP file

Now we find ourselves with our beautiful compressed file, but how do we go about adding files or folders to it?

Do we have to start from scratch?

The answer is NO because, with Windows 10, it is straightforward to add files or folders to ZIP files previously created.

The first thing to do is select the files or folders that we intend to add to a ZIP file and drag them over the compressed file.


If you want more options and to open files compressed in other ways (with a format other than the .zip), it is instead necessary to install a different program, such as WinRaR or, better yet, like 7Zip, which opens each ZIP, RAR or another file universal and which, being open-source, remains free and free forever.

7zip adds an entry to the Windows context menu to add the selected files to an archive that can then be compressed more than Windows would normally and with the possibility of protecting that zipped folder with a password, impossible to discover (if you use AES encryption -256).

The Bottom Line

Now you understand the different methods to compression single files and multiple files. Also, you can use WinRAR software which easy for zipping files.



I’m Gaurang Machhi – a Blogger, marketer, and Engineer who teaches people to solve technical problems and learn the latest tips & hacks. I am always passionate about searching online for new technology.

When I’m not working, I like to chill out with a good podcast, a good video game, or a good science fiction web series. My favorite web series is lost in space & favorite movie was Star Trek trilogy. I love planning, self-improvement, and watching a good thriller.

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