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cross ref:  http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/MS_Access/Q_21896200.html

Looks like I still need to be able to zip a mdb on the fly and set the path to a to My Documents.

After many suggestions on zipping files I am using the following code.  I am looking for a way to modify the final path of the zip do within  the extraction process.

I am a little confused is the target the file that has been zipped or is it to be zipped and same for source?

Function zipfiles()
Dim source As String
Dim target As String

    target = "\\Wabelhdk0215892\Intranet Information Server\CorePlan\Manual PLANIT Forecast For Scrubbing.mdb"
   
    source = "C:\Documents and Settings\Manual PLANIT Forecast For Scrubbing.zip"
    'source = "\\Wabelhdk0215892\Intranet Information Server\CorePlan\Manual PLANIT Forecast For Scrubbing.mdb"
    ShellWait "C:\temp\zip.exe -D """ & target & """ """ & source & """"
 End Function


I am currently using zip.exe, due to the fact that is what my client is currently using.

What I am trying to accomplish is zipping a mdb that is on a server (ie target), however I would like the extracting file to contain the path of source not the 'source.  What is the process for limiting the file structure of the zipped file.

My client will be using a dummy mdb to copy the newly zipped file to their local pc and I do not want them to have to drill down thru several flle levels to extract the mdb.

Thanks,

Karen
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by:rockiroads
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Karen, I thought u didnt want any paths?

If u want the source to be under C:\Documents and Settings

why dont u make your target in the same dir?

Copy your zip file into C:\Documents and Settings
then use that as your target

I guess then you may not need the -D

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by:Karen Schaefer
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I can't copy to my local C:\Documents.... because the user must be able to access the zipped file for copying to there local machine.  And my users can be accross the country and accross the hall.

Isn't there a way to keep the original path and zip the file with a different internal path for the user when they unzip the file?

Karen

I hope I am making myself clear - I want to keeep the server path for the zipped file, except when the new user opens the zipped file for extraction they see just the mdb and not a bunch of files to drill thru.

Thanks,

Karen
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by:rockiroads
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Is it possible for you to compress and place zip.exe somewhere on the web so I can download and check?
U can either email me it, I will then produce results here or upload via http://www.ee-stuff.com
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by:Karen Schaefer
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I upload copy of the zip file.

Karen
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by:Karen Schaefer
ID: 16987683
I tried emailing you - it came back -

Can I please have your email address - I can upload to ee either - size issue -says it is too small?

K
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by:rockiroads
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did u compact it?
suggest u upload to http://www.ee-stuff.com so others can also see
Its getting late so I may not respond in time
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by:rockiroads
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my email is in my profile (use without spaces)
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by:kirenievs
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rockiroads stated "I guess then you may not need the -D". I think you should not use the -D. What I know this copy all the path (subdirectories) into the zip file.
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by:Karen Schaefer
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I am trying to avoid copying all the subdirectories into the actual zipped file.  Is it possible to set the file directories within the zipped file to a specific path - preventing the user when unzipping the file having to drill thru layers of subdirectories?

Thanks,

Karen
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by:Karen Schaefer
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Solution can be found at:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/MS_Access/Q_21924777.html

Thanks to all for the input.

Karen
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by:rockiroads
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That email u sent the one day had the mdb, not the zip. It was the zip that was more required.
But you got a working solution, finally! Bet your well relieved now.
Good luck with the rest of your venture
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