Learn about archive processes. Create or build an archive, which is a compressed folder or ZIP file, add and remove files from the archive, and extract files to a specific location.
- [Narrator] The word archive gets a lot of exercise…in the computer storage world.…It could mean anything from…a copy of files stored on an external drive,…or a network server, a backup or a compressed folder,…also known as a zip file.…In this movie I cover the latter.…How to best use compressed folders as archives.…I'll demonstrate the compression technique,…updating and refreshing an archive,…and how to extract the files.…File compression and compressed folders…have been a part of Windows for quite some time.…
Originally, file compression was available…only as a separate utility.…Back in the slow, online days, compressed files…took less time to download,…and simplified the downloading process,…rather than obtain several large files,…you could fetch only a single, smaller file, an archive.…Today, file compression is part of…the Windows operating system,…which features an assortment of tools…to help you work with these special files.…The original idea remains the same,…compress one or more files,…or even an entire project folder tree,…
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- Recall which tab to select to see additional details about files and folders.
- Determine the hierarchy of folders.
- Explain how to create a shortcut on your desktop.
- Summarize the steps taken to add files from a folder to the Documents library.
- Recognize the benefits of file compression.
- List three common storage device formats.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Understand File Basics
2. Organize Projects
3. Control Mass Storage
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