To create a .ZIP file in Windows XP, Vista and 7:
The .zip file cannot contain any sub-directories, it should include only individual files.
- First select all of the files you want to add
- you can select multiple files by
holding down the CTRL key on your keyboard and clicking (single left
mouse click) on each file you would like to select
- Right-click on the selected files then select "Send To" and "Compressed (zipped) Folder"
Windows will then create a .ZIP file like the one below.