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Automated Folder Compression with WinZip


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thenotch

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I have a folder that I need to compress (using WinZip or possibly RAR) the contents of daily, name it appropriately so that it is different from the day prior, and then copy it over to my external backup drive for safe-keeping.

Is there a Windows XP Pro script, third-party app, or some other way to achieve this?
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Winzip has a command line interface that can be used for what you're wanting....i THINK it may require winzip pro though

http://www.memecode....ocs/winzip.html command list

you would write a batch file that zips the file (probably using the system variable %date% to name the file with the current date...though this sometimes requires changing your PC's date format) then copies the zipped file over to your other drive
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Hmm... I was hoping there was a way outside of the command line since I don't have the Pro version of WinZip (I still use WinZip 9 because I registered it)... I do however have a registered copy of PKZIP from way back in my BBS days... wonder if I could accomplish the same thing with it?

Hmmm...

I'm holding out hope for possibly a VBScript or something that can do this in the GUI.
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AHA!...i thought it had one... http://www.7-zip.org/ 7-zip is 100% free (better than winzip or winrar) and can do command line compression
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I'll have to give that a go and see if it will do what I need...
Thanks! :whistling:
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