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I am trying to do the following: command line compress a file from C:\TestFolder\file.txt (source location) and on the same command or bat file put that compressed file in (a destination folder) C:\DestinationFolder\file.7z.

My scenario applies to our real life point of sale system. We have an .mdb file that lives in a folder in the C:\ and I need to compress and copy the compressed file to a destination folder in the C:\. However, we do not want anything to occur to the original .mdb file in the source folder.

Let me know if I need to further clarify.

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  • Have a look here at this - stackoverflow.com/a/20225465/175063 – Leptonator Aug 26 '15 at 15:57
  • @Leptonator Your link is about "extracting". This questions is about "adding" – DavidPostill Aug 26 '15 at 16:26
  • @DavidPostill you are correct.. I was going the wrong way.. Try this and this will insure the arguments are in place especially in a Batch Script: 7z -t7z -y a "C:\DestinationFolder\file.7z" "c:\file.mdb" – Leptonator Aug 26 '15 at 16:32
  • @Leptonator That's pretty much what my answer says ;) -t7z and -y are optional. – DavidPostill Aug 26 '15 at 16:33
  • Completely agreed. However, I like to insure that there is no failure.. We have to send reports to over 1000 customers a day, so I utilize complete overkill with switches, quotes, etc. Cannot have any failure whatsoever. – Leptonator Aug 26 '15 at 16:35
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Compress and copy to destination folder

Use the following command:

7z a C:\DestinationFolder\file.7z c:\file.mdb

Notes:

  • a is add
  • See link below for the full manual for the command line version of 7z.

Further reading

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  • If I create a batch file for this and create a scheduled task will I run into any issues if the user on the PC is not logged in? I have had bad experiences with scheduled task that is why I am wondering if this is possible. – Isaiah Melendez Aug 26 '15 at 16:23
  • @IsaiahMelendez It should be fine. Try it, and if you can't get it working ask a new question. – DavidPostill Aug 26 '15 at 16:26

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