What is a compressed file like .zip .tar etc.
Why do I need to compress a file and its benefits ?
Sharing and Transferring files on the internet is a common practice, sharing multiple files individual files can be challenging as folders can’t be shared, this is where compressed files comes into the situation, allowing you to share multiple files, folders, files inside sub-folders all at once as a single file.
What is a Compressed File ?
A compressed file is any file that contains one or more files or folders that is smaller than their original file size. Compressed files make sharing and downloading files/data smooth and faster process.
Most Common compressed file extension is .ZIP
Which works on both Windows and macOS out of the box, which means you don’t have to download an another/3rd party tool for compression or extraction.
Other extensions are .RAR, .ARJ, .TAR.GZ, .TGZ and may require a 3rd party tool.