How to make a ZIP file on Windows 11 (step by step)

Learn how to make a ZIP file on Windows 11 with this step-by-step tutorial.

ZIP is an archive file format that supports lossless data compression. A ZIP file may contain one or more files or folders that may have been compressed.

Steps

1. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

Open File Explorer

2. Go to the files you want to zip.

3. Select the files.

Select files

4. Right-click on the selected files.

5. Click on Compress to ZIP file.

Compress to ZIP file

File Explorer will now create your ZIP file.

ZIP file

6. You can enter a custom name for the ZIP file if you want.

Enter a name for the ZIP file