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Is there a way to automate Winzip so that at 12noon everyday it automatically zips up two files in my C:\ drive?
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if you download the above add-on, you can then open notepad to create a batch file. enter something like...

wzzip test.zip first_file.txt second_file.txt


then save the file as 'zip.bat'
Now just go into task scheduled in the control panel and add a task to execute this batch file at 12pm every day.
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I downloaded the add-on.  I have Winzip 9.0 SR-1.

How do I schedule a routine zip on my 2 files?  Is writing a batch file the only way to do this?  Or is there a way to do it from within WinZip?
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where are you having trouble? once you install the add-on, you will now have command line support. the reason you want command line support, is so you can write a batch file that executes from task scheduler.

so go to Start > Run > type 'notepad' and hit <enter>

type in notepad...

<path to wzzip> <first file to zip> <second file to zip>
wzzip is the command line version of winzip compression

then save it in quotes as "compress.bat" and put it in your C:\ drive root. Then just add a new task in scheduler to run it everyday at 12.
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hi dvation,

 what's the command line that allows me to unzip files?
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oops nevermind.  i got it.
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