how do i compress files??? are there any programs to do so??

i wanna learn how to compress.....coz i've seen it bein done LOADS of times and i jus GOTTA learn it.......so uhhh how is it done??? thanx!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    get a program called Winzip.

    get it here:

    http://www.winzip.com/

    your can either pay $30 for it or take the 45 day trial that never expires, it'll just keep asking for you to register.

    Source(s): http://www.winzip.com/ pretty self explanitory once youve installed it
  • 1 decade ago

    The 2 major prog used for this purpose are Winrar and Winzip which can be downladed from:

    http://www.download.com

    However, if ur using Windows XP, it is an integrated utility:

    You simply right click a file or a folder and choose Send to > compressed (zipped) file from the pop up menu.

    A new compressed file will be created instantly in the same location.

  • 1 decade ago

    The one thing that everyone out there assumed was that you were running on a Windows/Mac platform. In general, the public answered correctly. But on UNIX type servers, you can use a combination of tar and compress, gzip to get you going. tar will create an uncompressed concatenation of the files you want to store. compress and gzip will do the actual compression for you. And of course there are others out there as well.

  • 1 decade ago

    What kinds of files? you can compress folders with windows or with like winzip or winrar. You can compress video files with a video codec like divx. You can compress files and folders in windows by right clicking on the file or folder and going to properties, and selecting compress..

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    WinZip and WinRAR are two examples of software that do file compression.

    Go to their sites and research them!

    Source(s): www.winzip.com www.rarlabs.com
  • 1 decade ago

    if u r using win xp , right click on folder u wish to zip, then choose to cmpress, or u can download winzip which is the best zipping program at all

  • 1 decade ago

    I used WinZip for a long time.

    I have WinRAR now & like it alot better.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yep they are all right you gan use

    Win XP

    Win zip

    Winrar

    But I really like TUGzip and there are more. FYI they really don't compress all that much....not like you would think anyway.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try Winzip. It has been around a long time and is easy to use.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    right click on whatever you want to compress, click send too... and then click compressed folder

    then get rid of the duplicate and keep the compressed one

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