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Saturday, July 04, 2015
MRH COMPUTER TUTORIALS FOR OLDER ADULTS AND OR THE BEGINNERS: HOW TO COMPRESS AND EXTRACT FILES
MRH COMPUTER TUTORIALS FOR THE OLDER ADULTSAND OR THE BEGINNERS : WORKING WITH COMPRESSED FILES
July 04, 2015
[MAE RITA HUS TUTORIALS]
FYI: USB= external hard drive, (is an external
detachable drive to store files for easy access in the future, just in case
your computer may run out of it's timelife). Somehow you will need to backup
your files: (i.e. your images/photographs/documents and other important files
you may have). You can always buy a USB, Rewritable CD'S, and or Floppy
Disks, it's being sold everywhere: from your local drugstore to a grocery
store. A USB though, is very convenient to bring anywhere you
The easiest way to transfer files from one computer to
another, without using any physical cable wires, is to download files to a
detachable hard drive with enough capacity; to accommodate all the information
you wanted to transfer it to a different computer.
If you want to transfer all your important
images/documents to an external hard drive; you also can, But remember, you
will need to scan first all your files that are physically lying around in your
home, unless they are already in a device that are ready to transfer to your
computer is another story. Some Major backing up project will need a proper
External Hard Drive for it, to accommodate all your data (for example: if you
want to backup all your computer's settings/programs/applications/and other
information: in short: it's Operating System, then you will need an
external hard drive with unlimited capacity, it's being sold also at your local
school and office supplies stores).
For Old and New Windows: [A newer computer Which has
Win 7, 8.1 OS [Operating System] has it's own default compression program;
which I am using].
When you want to transfer files from one location to another such as from
your hard disk to a removable disk, for example, on your usb, or
vice versa, and or especially when you want to send large files of
pictures via an email to a family member or a friend, you can store the
files in a compressed zipped folder, so that they will take up less disk
space. Also, You can more quickly transfer them to another location
such as a detachable drive, [i.e. USB].
Winrar is also another file compression program. (RAR files are
compressed files, What is a RAR file anyway? They're created by the WinRAR
archiver. Like Zip files, these files need to be
extracted). Winrar is just like winzip. They Compresses files and
decompresses. If you have the application you can either- Launch
WinZip from your start menu or Desktop shortcut. Right-click on the
compressed file/ folder you want to extract the files out of. Then scroll down
on the options from the pop-up window -dialogue box. (See images for more
details). Other option you may
have is to download the utility program from it's own official site. By the
www.winrar.com, You may use their trial program. The trial one will only allow
you to decompress the file, while the paid one can do both.
Both PC-Desktop and Laptop can accommodate USB/Rewritable CD'S.
USB-External Hard Drive
You can insert USB to both Laptop and PC-Desktop,
Floppy Disk could be inserted into your PC-desktop, through It's Tower.
you create a compressed folder, Windows displays a zipper on the folder
Create a compressed folder using the compressed zip
folder command. (For old windows 7 OS, and new Win 8.1 OS; just use shortcut
menu on the Windows/File Explorer), You can compress files or other
documents or folders, by [press CTRL Key [and manipulate your
pointer by left- clicking the files that you like; one by one], release
CTRL Key; then on top of the highlighted files; right-click and
select send to compressed folder, [a Folder with a zipper design will be
created which contained all the files you selected].
Step 2.) Compressing files is just making copies of the files itself
and sending them to another location so it gives you the option for easy
transfer later on. Compressed
zipped folder has been created and renamed.,
Step 3.) You can attach a detachable
disk, [USB], you can insert on your laptop, and or desktop.
Step 4.) When you extract a
file, you create uncompressed files/graphics/images into a folder you
Step 5.) Extract all the compressed files, by
sending them to a location you specify, and or browse any
preferred location. Click on the extract button.
Step 6.) Unless all the files are extracted and or decompressed. Then,
They will all be ready to be opened and or viewed again.