Why is it that when I Zip some files in Windows and double click on the resulting file, I can still see all the files in their original form?
Since they were compressed, shouldn’t they be illegible?
Or does Windows temporarily unZip them when I’m looking at them?
Update: I think I found the answer.
I double-clicked on one of the images that was compressed, and I got the following message:
Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination file could not be created.
So I suppose it is extracting/uncompressing the file. In retrospect, that seems like the obvious answer.