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Brief Tutorial - Introducing WinZip

Click on each tutorial topic, in sequence, to learn all about WinZip®:


image\B-D.gif 1. Introducing WinZip

image\B-U.gif 2. The WinZip Window

image\B-U.gif 3. Opening WinZip Files

image\B-U.gif 4. Viewing Files

image\B-U.gif 5. Unzipping Files

image\B-U.gif 6. Creating New WinZip Files

image\B-U.gif 7. Adding Files to a WinZip File

image\B-U.gif 8. Deleting Files and Folders

image\B-U.gif 9. Custom Configurations

image\B-U.gif 10. Additional Features




WinZip is a tool to make working with Zip files and other types of archive files easier. Let's start off by discussing some of the words used to describe the files and the processes.

  • WinZip files, which are also referred to as "archives", are files that contain other files. Zip files are the most common format. Typically, the files contained in a WinZip file are compressed.
  • Add means "compress files and add them to a WinZip file." Some people use the verbs "zip" or "pack" instead of "add"
  • Unzip means "decompress files from a WinZip file to create separate files on a disk".  Some people use the verbs "extract" or "unpack" instead of "unzip."

See About Zip Files and Other Archives for more detailed information.

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