Highlight all the folders you would like to compress. Then right click one of the folders and chose Send to
> Compressed (Zipped) Folder
. This will give you one compressed folder. If you would like each folder to be individually compressed then instead of highlighting all of them just right click each one and perform the steps to compress them one by one.
Now you will still have the original folders on your computer taking up space. If you are sure that you have zipped all the folders you can now delete the originals to free up space. If you need to unzip the folders at a later date, right click the compressed (zipped) folder and select Extract All
... then follow the prompts. Hope this helps
edit - One other thing, if the emails are important, then by all means back them up to a cd or floppy also just to be on the safe side
Edited by Clark76, 02 June 2007 - 07:22 PM.