Using compact.exe didn't do what I wanted. I'd like to have an archive file created so that the files can be retreived. This is intended for backup purposes.
This question seems to be asked several times, but each time the response is to download a third party CLI and add it to the path which will allow for command line access. However, this will not work due to the environment that I'm working in, so my question is, is there a way to compress a file and have the contents put in a backup archive file?
<command> -d /directory/to/compress "compressedContents.zip" ... compressedContents.zip //now contains all /directory/to/compress contents
An alternative, is there a way in Power-shell to compress a file?