Cannot Compress (zip) files

The Windows Help and Support options gives instructions on how to compress (zip) files.  Below is what it says.  But when I right click a file/files and point to Send To, I don't see a choice to sent to compressed (zip) folder. 
My computer is fairly new, and I would think I should be able to use the Help and Support option.
Please help me to figure this out.
To compress a file or folder
  1. Locate the file or folder that you want to compress.

  2. Right-click the file or folder, point to Send To, and then click Compressed (zipped) Folder.

    A new compressed folder is created. To rename it, right-click the folder, click Rename, and then type the new name.

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Hi,

Restore Missing Send To Compressed Zipped Folder in Send To Menu
http://www.troublefixers.com/restore-missing-send-to-compressed-zipped-folder-in-send-to-menu/

Fixing send to compressed zip in Vista
http://jberke.blogspot.com/2008/02/fixing-send-to-compressed-zip-in-vista.html

How to Restore Missing “Compressed (zipped) Folder” Item in Send To Menu in Windows XP, Vista and 7
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-restore-missing-compressed-zipped-folder-item-in-send-to-menu-in-windows-xp-and-vista/

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How to Restore the Built-in ZIP File Support in Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/65254-zip-file-support-restore.html

How to Turn Compressed Folders On or Off in Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/93827-zip-file-compressed-folders.html

Restore Default Vista File Extension Type Associations
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/233243-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

Hope this helps.
Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - past Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - 2021
Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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Last updated April 9, 2021 Views 8,215 Applies to: