With the new interface, simple operations such as compressing and decompressing files on Windows 11 are also quite complicated, but don’t worry below will be a guide for you.
With new elements in the look and feel of Windows 11, it brings a new wave and something new. However, it will also confuse users when some familiar things on the previous version have changed in this version 11. So this will be a guide on how to compress and decompress files on Windows 11:
How to compress ZIP files on Windows 11
First to compress ZIP files on Windows 11 you need to go to the folder containing the good file as well as the folder that you want to compress into a standard ZIP file. This method also applies to the desktop interface, so if the file is out there you don’t need to move it. Note that if you compress folders, their internal directory structure will remain the same when you extract them later.
If you want to compress a folder, multiple folders or multiple files, you can drag and select them or hold down Ctrl then click to select each file. Then right click on the file and select Compress to ZIP files.
Then a ZIP file will appear with the file you just selected to compress. The ZIP file name will be highlighted and you can rename the file if you want. It’s fine to keep the default name, and when you’re done, press Enter. That’s it, how to extract ZIP files on Windows 11 is extremely simple.
How to extract ZIP files on Windows 11
Extracting or Extracting ZIP files in Windows 11 is also very simple, first find the ZIP file you want to decompress. After measuring, right click on the file and select Extract All in the menu that appears.
This time the table Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders will appear and you can see the default file path when extracting. If you need to change the location, click Browse then navigate to the location you want. Windows 11 also allows opening the extracted folder after it’s finished, so don’t forget to tick Show extracted files when complete. Finally press Extract to extract.
That’s it, that’s an extremely simple way to compress and decompress files on Windows 11.