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I want to archive a folder but want to exlude all media files.

How do I leave out:

*.avi *.flac

when archiving?

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Asked and Answered here also....superuser.com/questions/28162/… –  Moab Sep 7 '10 at 22:24

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Only possible in command line version, doesn't work in the GUI [Add to Archive] dialog

7z.exe a Archive.7z C:\Folder\* -r -x!*.avi -x!*.flac
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Note that you might need to add r for recursive so it will be -xr!*.avi –  fedmich Apr 21 '14 at 0:00
If you use powershell make sure to wrap it quotes: "-x!*.config" I just lost half an hour over that! –  Clement Aug 6 '14 at 23:43

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