Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Features And Benefits Of Compressed Folders

The Compressed Folders feature is available for free from Windows XP Professional and allows you to compress folders, while retaining the ability to view and work with their contents. To create a compressed folder, start Windows Explorer, click File, click New, and then click Compressed (Zipped) Folder. This creates a compressed folder in the current folder. You can drag and drop files into the compressed folder and the files are automatically compressed.

If you copy a file from the compressed folder to another that is not compressed, that file will no longer be compressed. A zipper icon is shown, marking compressed folders, and these folders are labeled Compressed Folder.

Benefits of using compressed folders generated with the Compressed Folders feature include the following:
  • You can create and use compressed files and folders on both file allocation table (FAT) and NTFS volumes.
  • You can open files directly from the compressed folders and you can run some programs directly from compressed folders.
  • You can move these compressed files and folders to any drive or folder on your computer, the Internet, or your network and they are compatible with other zip programs.
  • You can encrypt compressed folders that you created using this feature.
  • You can compress folders without decreasing performance.
  • You can compress individual files only by storing them in a compressed folder. If you move or extract the files into an uncompressed folder, they will be uncompressed.

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