Compressing (or zipping) a file using Windows XP

  • In Windows explorer, navigate to the file you want to compress
  • Right-click on this file, highlight "send to" and then click on "compressed folder"
  • Click on ok and a folder will be created with the compressed file inside
  • If more than one file is to be sent to this folder, then repeat or highlight each file first, and then "send to" the "compressed folder"