‘Zipping’ and ‘unzipping’ is a file management technique for packing multiple files into one small package. Delete and unzip are very common for sending email attachments, downloading, and FTP.
Let’s take a look at compressing its smaller parts:
Question 1: What is a Zip File?
Answer: A Zip file is sometimes called an “archive” file. The Zip file itself is just a container. It keeps the real files inside it. The purpose behind a Zip file is transport and storage. Zip files work like Ziploc sandwich bags – it holds content inside for easy transport and storage. This makes Zip files (and reciprocal Rar files) very valuable for file sharing and downloaders.
Q2: How do Zip files work?
Answer: A Zip file achieves three things:
- It bundles one or more files into a single container.
- It compresses (stores) its content to be 90% smaller in size.
- It is possible to provide an optional password key on its content.
Q3: Is ‘Zip’ the same as ‘WinZip’?
Answer: Although many people confuse the two, they are technically different.
- “Zip” is the general file format of an archive.
- ” WinZip “, like ” WinRAR ” or ” PKZip “, is special software that creates and manages Zip files.