There are various ways you can share large amounts of data with another party. Cloud storage solutions are great if the files you are sending exceed a couple of GB and include file types that can be blocked by Spam filters. If you’re sending a bunch of files or large files via one of these cloud solutions or just by email it makes a lot more sense to compress these files and create Zip folder to make the files smaller and easier to upload and download. Compressing these files into a Zip folder can also help if you find there is a restriction on the size of files that can be sent or received by one of the parties email systems.
The solution is to combine and compress these files into a single, relatively smaller Zip folder ready for transport. This Tech Tip will explain how to do this in Windows 7 and 10.
How to Create a Compressed (ZIPPED) Folder in Windows
First, put all of the files into a single folder or highlight a bunch of files you would like to compress into one file
Now right-click on that folder and select SEND TO > COMPRESSED (ZIPPED) FOLDER. That will pack all of the files in the folder up into a ZIP file which is now smaller and more convenient for sending over the Web or via email.
Give your file a name
Now, the recipient just needs to right-click on the ZIP file and select Extract All… and then pick a folder to extract the ZIP file into. Now he has your original set of files.