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Did you know that compressed files take up less disk space than uncompressed files? Simply put, it is easier to backup zipped files and send them over the Internet. File compression serves a few key purposes such as improving database performance and speeding up backups. 

  • Compressing files frees up drive space and closes memory gaps, reducing the time necessary to search data within a drive, improving database performance. 
  • Compressed files transfer faster and use less bandwidth than uncompressed files allowing for faster and more effective backups. 

If you need to send a large file but do not want to wait forever until it uploads to an email, just compress it. 

How to Zip a File On Your Computer

To zip a file: 

  1. Choose the file you want to compress, right click on it and select Compress

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With this quick trick, you can save time when sending large files via email. Not only does this save you time, but it enhances performance on your computer. 

Did you find this tutorial informative? Then, check out the rest of our How to Use the Internet Series, to explore many more helpful videos that we created for you such as snoozing notifications, setting your availability, and creating a custom emoji!

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