How to ZIP or Compress Folders and email?

You cannot email a folder containing many files. No email provider allows that.

But you can compress the folder or convert the folder into Zipped file and email it.

All email provider allow you to send the files but not the folders, folders only contain many files but folders are not files.

If you have many files in one folder, simply follow the steps to ZIP and email.

I have created a demo folder for demo purpose

The folder name is Demo and it contains many text documents inside as seen below

Folder with many files
Folder with many files

Now go back to the folder and right click the folder

You will get set of menu which is called “Context Menu”

Click on “Send to” menu

Then click “Compressed (zipped) Folder” menu as seen below

Compressing Folder
Compressing Folder

You will sometime get a notification as seen below

Compressing Folder Notification
Compressing Folder Notification

You can click “Yes”

Once you click that, based on the size of the folder, you will immediately get a Zipped file instead of a folder.

Compressed Folder Zip File
Compressed Folder Zip File

Now you can view this folder in any Windows PC that is using XP or Vista. And you can also email this file as an attachment.

There are seperate softwares available for compressing folders and files. I have posted this only to help you know how to email a folder.

If you have any question or suggestion, post a comment

Dave 🙂

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