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File explorer zip file

  1. #1


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    File explorer zip file


    When in file explorer the zip icon under the share tab is not active. When I click on a simple folder, it does not highlight. If I right click on the folder and go to send to all I get is the dvd drive unless I shift right click first then a drop down of more selections appear but not send to compress. Is this something that need to be activated. Help. I can un-zip a fle from the view tab.

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello brickdpt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The Zip icon in the Share tab on the ribbon will not activate (ungray) unless you have file(s) and/or folder(s) selected.


    If you have the Single-click to open an item selected in Folder Options, then you would need to hover the pointer over a file or folder to select it. You could also left click and hold on an empty area to the right and drag up and down to select files/folders, then release.


    In addition:
    To select random multiple files or folders:
    Press and hold the Ctrl key while clicking/taping on a file or folder to select them, then release the Ctrl key when finished.

    To Select everything inbetween two selected files or folders including the selected files and folders:
    Select a file or folder, press and hold the Shift key, click/tap on another file or folder to select them and everything inbetween them, then release the Shift key.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


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    I do select. Even shift right click dropdown does not show send to compress
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  4. #4


    I may be wrong but have you tried right- click blank area, create new compressed folder, drag your files into it ?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    That does work.
    It does bother me that the zip icon does not highlight in the ribbon. I like things to work.
    Thanks pcRat I can use that.
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