Most users out there use build-in tools to create compressed/zipped files and folders. It is useful for small files and folders and especially if you don’t want to create password protected zip files.
Creating a zip files in Windows 10 and previous versions in quite easy as you just have to right-click on the file, click on Send to option and then clicking Compressed (zipped) folder. This option appears whenever you right-click on a file or folder and then click Send to menu.
Some users have witnessed that sometimes while creating a zip folder, the Compressed (zipped) folder was missing from the Send to menu on Windows 10.
Following are the methods to restore this option back.
Method 1 of 2
Step 1: Open Run command box by pressing Windows logo + R keys and type the following and press enter.
Step 2: Copy Compressed (Zip) folder.
Step 3: Open Run command box again.
Step 4: Type Shell:sendto and then press enter to open the Send to folder.
Step 5: Paste the previously copied folder and that’s it!
Method 2 of 2
Step 1: Download Compressed folder.zip file. Extract the zip file to Compressed (zipped) folder shortcut.
Step 2: Open Run command box and type Shell:sendto and then press enter.
Step 3: Now paste the downloaded Compressed (zipped) folder to Send to folder.
The Compressed (zipped) folder shortcut should now appear in the Send to menu.