for more compact storage and handling information on removable media or network connections used by the backup process files.It is carried out special programs, the vast majority of which not only brings together a group of files in one file, but it carries and compression.This saves on storage space requirements and reduce the time of data transmission over a network connection.
use a program designed for packaging files in the archive.It may be, for example, the most common program WinZIP, WinRAR, 7-ZIP, etc.Each of these programs was designed to work with the files the same size, but in order to be competitive in today's market, they all have the function to work with the largest possible number of "non-native" format archiving.It is therefore sufficient to establish a computer is one of the archives, to be able to handle most types of archives.
open standard file manager of your operating system.In Windows, it starts with "hot keys» win + e, or by double-clicking on the ico
n "My Computer" on the desktop.Using the interface of this program, go to the folder where the files are stored, intended to be placed in the archives.
Select the files and / or folders, and then click the selected group, right-click to access the context menu.When installed in a computer archive utility puts him their teams, among which there are those that create an archive of the selected files.As a rule, these two teams - one carries out this operation with the default settings and assigns the archive file name that consists of the name of the folder and expand to suit the format of archiving.Another team opens the window for you to have the opportunity to set the desired backup options.In the second case, you will be able to choose the format of archiving, compression ratio, file name, a password, add a comment, etc.After all this, click the button «OK», to start the package.
After the program finishes backup you selected objects in the same folder will have a new image, which will be available for change.For example, you can change its name by highlighting and pressing f2, or add new objects to the archive by dragging them with the mouse to the file.