Open File Explorer, select the file or folder to zip, click Share, and then click Zip to create a zip file. This is a common method used for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1. Files or folders are zipped, or compressed, to save space.
- Find the Search box
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and click Search. If using a mouse, point the cursor to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search from the drop-down menu.
- Find File Explorer
Type "file explorer" in the search box, and click on Enter. Then, click on File Explorer.
- Find and zip the file or folder
Select the folder you wish to zip. Click Share, and then click Zip. A new compressed folder is created in the same location, with the same name as the original file and a ".zip" extension.