By Keith Ward
Have you ever wanted to send a group of items through email, but didn't want to send each item separately? "Zipping" in Windows 7 is a way to combine and compress files, essentially turning them into one big file, that is smaller in total size than if you had sent them separately. Zipping isn't hard in Windows 7, but it's not immediately obvious how to do it.
First, find the files you want to zip. For this example, I navigated to the folder that contains the images and content for a previous step-by-step tutorial on using the Windows Firewall. As you can see here, there are a number of different graphics, and a copy of the story. Let's say I want to zip all this up and send it to my About.com boss.