why zip a folder instead of leaving it as it is

  KEITH 1955 17:27 05 Feb 2018
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I was always under the impression that a zipped folder compressed the contents so that it is easier to email them but it seems I am on the wrong track... I recent put the mouse pointer over a zipped and unzipped version of the same folder and they showed the same memory size so what purpose does a zipped folder serve.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:25 05 Feb 2018

If the files are alread compressed then zipping them will make little or no difference.

  Flat Earther 02:55 06 Feb 2018

"I was always under the impression that a zipped folder..."

it's a file, not a folder. There are benefits of sending a single zip file, instead of multiple files and folders, as well as compressing the contents and adding a password if required.

you already have a thread running about why jpegs didn't get compressed into a zip file.

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