How to Zip a File or a Folder using Default Compression Option

If you want to zip (compress) a file or a folder on your Windows 11 PC, you do not need any special tool to be installed, you can make use of the built-in compression tool as follows.

  • Select the file(s) or folder(s) that you want to zip.
  • Now right-click and select the option "Compress to ZIP file"
    Windows 11 - Compress to ZIP file Option
  • Next you should see that a zip file is created in the same location where you are at.
    Compressed file on Windows 11

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