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GUI Send to Compressed Folder "ZIPPED"

By t165 ·
2003 has the same built-in GUI based Send to Compressed Folder "ZIPPED"
feature that Windows XP has. Is there any command line interface for
this feature? I've looked through the CLI Interface Guide for Server
2003 but can not find anything other than the ability to mark files and
folders as compressed, compression, while creating actual zip files.

I've moving some files around with scripts over the network, and I would
like to be able to compress them before transfer. I know there are
other tools that can be used, but if there is an interface for it seems
simpler to use the built-in compression features in 2003.

Obligatory security related item: If such a CLI exists for the feature,
can you also set the password for the zip file from the command line?

Any help would be great!

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to GUI Send to Compressed Fo ...

In XP and 2003 you have the command compact.exe available. No password though.

There is a File Compress command line utility compress.exe in the W2K Resource Kit. No password.

Not is not exactly .zip but if you want compression at command line level, I'd recommend the 32-bit RAR for DOS and OS/2 which you can download from

It has the password option and it has an amazing number of features.

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