PeaZip is a free and open archiving program (like WinRar and WinZip). This tutorial shows how to download and install PeaZip.
PeaZip is my archiver of choice because it’s free, open, cross-platform and handles lots of different archive formats.
You can delete the shortcut if you want. Now you at least know what the icon looks like.
My favorite command for compressed files is Extract here (in new folder).
It is beyond the scope of this tutorial to show how files are added to archives. A normal user’s most common use of archiving programs is actually unarchiving things…