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I just upgraded a pc to windows 10 pro.  The previous pc used a piece of software called pkzip.  my old batch file would call on pkzip.   Is there a way to do this with Windows 10 and the native compression utility.

This is the actual batch file code below that used pkzip.  If anyone could rewrite it with a native compression utility in Windows 10, that would be awesome.  If you can't rewrite it with windows 10.... can you point me to a utility that is free that can provide the same functionality.   This needs to be a very simple process for my user.
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by:NVIT
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Code?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Check out 7zip - it's free and they have a command line utility you can script (you didn't post any code or files).
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by:Bill Prew
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You didn't include a sample of the code.

My recommendation would be to ge the free utility 7-Zip and we can adjust the code to use it once we see your code.  Should be easy.  It's a well supported product and great for command line usage, Windows doesn't really have the same capability from a BAT script.

http://www.7-zip.org/

~bp
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by:jamesmetcalf74
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sorry
cd mail
REM - This batch file compresses the files needed to send
REM - (notice)
c:\MAIL
@echo off
cd \mail
DEL abW.ZIP
CLS
PKZIP abW.ZIP DEL.FSW
ECHO ********************************************************************
ECHO Finished compressing the file - now it will be tested.
ECHO ********************************************************************
PKUNZIP -T abW.ZIP
ECHO ********************************************************************
ECHO ÿ
PAUSE
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Bill Prew earned 500 total points
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Here's a quick try at a conversion to 7zip, give it a test.  Download and install the software, and then point to the EXE in this file.

cd mail
REM - This batch file compresses the files needed to send
REM - (notice)
c:\MAIL
@echo off
set ZipExe=C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe
cd \mail
DEL abW.ZIP
CLS
"%ZipExe%" a -tzip "abW.ZIP" "DEL.FSW"
ECHO ********************************************************************
ECHO Finished compressing the file - now it will be tested.
ECHO ********************************************************************
"%ZipExe%" t "abW.zip" "DEL.FSW"
ECHO ********************************************************************
ECHO ÿ
PAUSE

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by:NVIT
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For native compression, i.e. without 3rd party tools like 7-zip or pkzip, you can use Powershell:

Compress-Archive -Path 'c:\MAIL\DEL.FSW' -DestinationPath 'c:\MAIL\abW.ZIP'

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Sweet man it works!!!
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