What is a Zip File and How Do I Make One?

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  1. BamaBelle

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    I could have googled but....

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    It's a compressed file, zipped up so it's smaller. From a Windows computer, right click the file and you should see the Send To...Compressed File option.

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    You can also make a zip with some file explorers on Android. Why you want to make a zip?
     
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    Good point CJM. I forgot about that.

    I just assumed she was asking about zip files on a PC.

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    I thought Zip files were really fast files, they were originally called Zippy Files, but the name was kinda changed...

    LOL, sorry, I needed to say that...
    I use WinRAR on the PC, makes Zip or RAR files, and UnRAR Pro on the Note... Makes opening and making ZIP/RAR files...

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    I use 7Zip on my work laptop, works pretty good and seems to create smaller zipped files.

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    I have 7Zip too, but the RAR apps seem to work together better, at least in the past, as I haven't played with zips lately.

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    I don't think I have ever zipped or unzipped a file in any phone I have owned. But use it almost daily on my work laptop, since our team is spread out over 3 different states. Always sending files and folders back & forth.

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    Some of the ROMs for the Nexus were zipped, and some aftermarket apps too, been a while.

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    Well, in order to submit my idea to belkin I have to use a zip file to include multiple documents

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    I do not have a pc.

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    You might have to find a file explorer app in the Play Store that supports zip functionality. One that lets you create a folder, place multiple documents inside the folder, and then zip it and send it. I personally do not know of any that do this, but other folks here might have app recommendations.

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    Ahhhhh. Ok so basically they are saying the do not want a bunch of attachments sent, just a bunch of attachments sent one time.

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