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Saturday, July 04, 2015

HOW TO COMPRESS AND EXTRACT FILES

WORKING WITH COMPRESSED FILES



July 04, 2015 
[MY COMPUTER 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 time life). 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, Re writable 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 go. 
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 Disks




Floppy Disk could be inserted into your PC-desktop, through It's Tower.
Instructions:


Step1.) When you create a compressed folder, Windows displays a zipper on the folder icon. 
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 1


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 2

Step 3.) You can attach a detachable disk, [USB], you can insert on your laptop, and or desktop.


Step 3

Step 4.)  When you extract a file, you create uncompressed files/graphics/images into a folder you specify. 




Step 4
    
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 5



Step 6.) Unless all the files are extracted and or decompressed.
Then, They will all be ready to be opened and or viewed again.


Step 6



    Zipped Folder      


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