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How to Zip files with their folder information

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Last updated: 16 Jun, 2017
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There are numerous ways to zip files in folders. The intent of this article is to describe some quick options for zipping a particular folder. It will describe how to do this using the Drag and Drop method and the WinZip context menu. Please see the Related Articles links at the bottom of this article for additional information.

To zip a folder using Drag and Drop, you can:

  • Drag the folder you wish to zip onto an existing Zip file
  • Drag the folder you wish to zip onto the WinZip desktop shortcut
  • Drag the folder you wish to zip onto an open WinZip window.

If you do not wish to use a Drag and Drop method, you can use the WinZip context menu (right click). To do this, right click on the folder you wish to Zip and choose one of the Add to Zip file options.

For example, let's say that a folder structure of c:\level1\level2\level3 exists and you want to maintain the folder structure level2\level3 along with the files. You could do the following:

  1. Open a folder window and right click on the level2 folder
  2. From the WinZip submenu choose Add to Zip file
  3. Click Add

The resulting Zip file will maintain the level2 folder/file structure and would include the subfolders below.

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Related Articles:
How to Zip a File with WinZip
How do I compress the contents of a folder and later restore it?
How do I control the folder information WinZip stores in a Zip file?

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