Automatic ZIP of folders using original folder names and contents

I have multiple folders, for example

folder1
folder2
folder3

and in each folder there are hundreds of jpeg images

I need something that will Automatically ZIP every folder including contents into single ZIP files of the same name, no compression is necessary.

ex:
folder1.zip
folder2.zip
folder3.zip

As an added bonus, it would be great if it was possible for it to delete the old files.

Does anyone know if there is a program or a really intuitive script that would automate this task for me?
kfstoutAsked:
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Shift-3Connect With a Mentor Commented:
7-Zip is a good free zipping program which accepts command-line parameters.
http://www.7-zip.org

You could install 7-Zip and then use a batch file like the one below to automate the creation of zip files.

Copy the script below into a new file with a .cmd extension.  Customize the value of the "root" variable with the location of the folder which contains the folders to be zipped.  Running the script should zip each of the folders into a separate file.

For safety I have put an echo command on Line 12 in front of the rd command which deletes the folders after zipping.  Please test this script in a non-production environment before removing the echo.


@echo off
setlocal
 
REM Location of 7z.exe
set exe=c:\program files\7-zip\7z.exe
 
REM Location of root folder
set root=c:\folders
 
for /F "tokens=* usebackq" %%G in (`dir "%root%" /A:D /B`) do (
 "%exe%" a -tzip "%root%\%%G.zip" "%root%\%%G" -mx0 > NUL
 if exist "%root%\%%G.zip" echo rd /s /q "%root%\%%G"
)
 
endlocal

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kfstoutAuthor Commented:
OUTSTANDING!!!

This is perfect!  MUCH appreciated
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