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Zipping up a project

Author: Celia Taylor

Affiliation: University of Huddersfield

Date written: May 2005





Creating a zip file of your project is useful for:

  • Back - ups of your project
  • Moving your project to another computer
  • Emailing a copy of your project to a colleague

Zip files compress the data so it is a smaller file for moving or sending. In order to view the data in a zip file the file needs to be unzipped and extracted.

The most widely used program for zipping up and unzipping files is WinZip:

A good web page about zipping up your file has been created by Leeds University and can be found at the link below: