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    Using built in ZIP function from command line (Pro SP2)

    I am trying to find a command line method of using Windows XP's built-in ZIP (file and folder compression) method.

    The standard way to perform the ZIP is to right-click on the folder in Windows Explorer, then select Send to... and Compressed (zipped) Folder, and the unzip function is more messy.

    I'd like to be able to do the ZIP and UNZIP functions from a command line without the use of any third-party ZIP program, but can't find anything on Google.

    Can anyone help, or tell me that it isn't possible?

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    Re: Using built in ZIP function from command line (Pro SP2)

    The built-in compresson in Windows XP/2003 doesn't have a command line interface.

    Perhaps you can use this. I haven't tried it myself.

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    Re: Using built in ZIP function from command line

    Just a thought - what happens if you create a compressed folder and <code>copy</code> the file to it?

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    Re: Using built in ZIP function from command line

    My last guess may well work - according to Zip or unzip a file - Help and How-to - Microsoft Office Online
    <hr>You can either create a compressed folder, and then move or copy the files to that folder to compress them, or....<hr>

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