Zip Up and Extract Compressed Files

An e-mail attachment or a file downloaded from the Internet often arrives in a compressed form, which means the file actually contains one or more files that have been compressed to save space. To use the files on your tablet, you need to extract them from the compressed file.

Because a compressed file can contain one or more files, it acts like a kind of folder. Therefore, Windows 8 calls such files compressed folders, zipped folders, or ZIP archives. You can also create your own compressed folder, which is a good way to send multiple files via e-mail.

Zip Up and Extract Compressed Files

Extract Compressed Files

Open the folder containing the compressed folder.

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