7-Zip is a free file archive software that can be used to compress a large unwieldy dataset into a smaller and more manageable file called an archive. You must download and install 7-Zip in order to action the following. You can download the 7-Zip utility from https://www.7-zip.org/.

To begin, find and right-click the folder you would like to compress.

Next, select 7-Zip from the context menu. Then click 'Add to "Folder name.zip"'. to compress this folder.

When 7-Zip has finished compressing your file, a new file with the same folder name will appear in you documents area.
Please note that your file type has changed to (Compressed zipped file)

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