Grouping files in Batch Archive Creation



  • Greetings,

    I’m attempting to use the Batch Archive Creation dialog to zip a handful of folders into individual archives. In the dialog, I have checked the ‘Group files from same folder into same archive’ check box.

    What I would like is for each top-level directory (i.e. the one’s I choose with the ‘Add Folder’ button) to become its own archive that includes its entire contents, even if some of its contents are subdirectories. The problem, however, is that every directory - even subdirectories of the top-level directories - become separate archives.

    To illustrate the example, consider a file system that looks like this:

    C:
    |__parent_folder_1
    | |__child_folder_1
    | | |__file_1
    | | |__file_2
    | |__file_3
    |
    |__parent_folder_2
    |__file_4
    |__file_5

    What I want is to add parent_folder_1 and parent_folder_2 to the Barch Archive Creatopm dialog and create two archives: parent_folder_1.zip and parent_folder_2.zip.

    What happens, however, is that I get:

    parent_folder_1.zip
    child_folder_1.zip
    parent_folder_2.zip

    From reading the documentation, this appears to be how it is supposed to work. My question is:

    QUESTION: Is there any way to just get
    parent_folder_1.zip to automatically include
    child_folder_1 and it’s contents without
    creating a separate child_folder_1.zip archive?

    I can do this manually by just creating a normal, one-off archive. For multiple directories, I can even enable the queue and adding all of the parent folders manually as individual jobs. It works, but it’s cumbersome when processing many directories. I’d really love to be able to automate this using the Batch Archive Creation dialog.

    Thanks, in advance, for your input.

    -Michael



  • I went through all the hassle of registering to post that to batch convert folders to zip files is why I tried this app. The way it works, as posted above, is the reason I am uninstalling it. Otherwise I did like the app, and would’ve bought it if it operated as expected.

    To the OP, I found this program: http://www.download.com/Batch-Zip-Folders-Utility/3000-2250_4-10848396.html?hhTest=1. For $10 less it does exactly what we are looking for.


  • conexware

    PA 2009 contains this feature, thats why it was on the wishlist :)… and for 10$ you get so much more than just one tool

    🙂



  • 10$
    Will the price be decreased in PA 2009?


  • conexware

    10$ extra…



  • @spwolf:

    PA 2009 contains this feature…

    spwolf,

    What is the release schedule for PA2009? From glancing around the powerarchiver.com web site, it appears that 2007 (which I am running) is still the most current release. Thanks.

    -Michael


  • conexware

    its out now - b1… please check it out for this feature and let us know if it works properly…

    thanks


 

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