Compress Files

Compresses the files into a zip file. You may utilize the instruction to backup your documentation, music, picture and other archives.


  • Source

  • Specifies a full-qualified path and filename. The standard Microsoft MS-DOS wild cards are permitted in the file-name position. Multiple file names may be specified by separating entries with a semi-colon. For example: c:\documents\*.*, c:\documents\*.doc;*.jpg;*.inc. It will have unpredictable results, if you use the relative paths.

  • Exclude mask

  • Specifies one or more source file names which don't compress at this operation. Each file name must be terminated by a single semicolon, and standard Microsoft MS-DOS wild cards, such as "*", are permitted in the file-name position. The wild cards name "*.*" does not allowed.

  • Match case

  • Specifies whether the search finds the source files which names match the case of characters in the Files or folder name exactly.

  • Include sub-folders

  • Specifies whether the search extends to the sub-folders of the Files or folder name.

  • Zip filename

  • Specifies a full-qualified name of the destination zip file.

  • Encrypte zip file

  • Specifies a password to the zip file.

  • Action

  • Determines the method of compress, it may be:
    • Add or replace the files
      Adds all files into the archive.
    • Freshen existing files
      Updates files already in the zip file.
    • Move files
      Adds all files into the archive and remove the files from the disk.
    • Update or add files
      If the file already in the zip file, it will be update, otherwise, it will be added into the zip file.

  • Compression

  • Determines the level of compression. Specifies how to compress the files, the faster options usually result in larger zip file.

  • Save full path info

  • Specifies whether to save the full folder information in the zip file.

  • Store filenames in 8.3 format

  • Specifies whether to convert the long file name into 8.3 DOS style. If the zip file will be used in the older operation system which does not support long filename, you may check the option.


    • You could filter files based on the attribute settings of the source files. For more information, please refer to Attributes Filter
    • To exclude certain sub-folders, the folder name must be preceded by a backslash character \ in the field Exclude mask. For example: \My Pictures;\My Music;.