Zip and unzip files Content provided by Microsoft Applies to: Windows 10 ZipUnzip To zip a file, open File Explorer from the taskbar. Right-click (or press and hold) the file you want to zip, and then select Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder. Open File Explorer and find the zipped folder. To unzip the entire folder, right-click (or press and hold) it, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions. To unzip a single file or folder, double-click the zipped folder to open it. Then, drag or copy the item from the zipped folder to a new location. Was this information helpful? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.