Create multiple compressed .zip files simultaneously at different locations in Windows

This post will brief you on how to compress files into .zip files simultaneously at different destinations using Copywhiz.

In one of our previous articles we told you on how you can compress multiple files (from different locations) into a .zip file so that it is easier to share them or even create backups for that matter.

If you still haven’t read it, here is the post:

Selectively pick files from multiple folders and compress them into a single zip file using Copywhiz

In this particular article, we will show how to create multiple .zip files at different locations, simultaneously.

Why .zip files?

Compressing files into a .zip file is very useful to reduce the size of the whole file set. Zipping files means that you are reducing the size of your original data into smaller size. Creating multiple such files will help you to take backups easily at different locations (local, remote, pen drive etc). Copywhiz will help you achieve this with ease.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

• Copy only new or modified files
• Paste by date created or modified or accessed.
• Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
• Copy files to multiple folders/computers
• Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
• Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
• Schedule file backups
several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

Steps to create .zip files at multiple locations (folders)

Watch a short video depicting this feature:

Using Copywhiz

  1. Select the files from the source folder and right-click on them and choose Copywhiz–>Copy as shown below:
  2. Right-click inside the destination folder where you wish to create your first .zip file and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced:
  3. Copywhiz window will open with the destination folder already selected. Here you need to select ‘Paste as compressed .zip file’ option from the drop down (under Paste tab) and then add multiple .zip file locations. Separate each file with a comma (,).

    If you don’t want to manually type them, you can click on the ‘Add’ option next to the box. This lets you browse to a destination folder and specify a .zip file name. This is to ensure that you create the file in the right place.
  4. Click on ‘Paste Now’ and it will automatically create .zip files at all those folders you specified.
  5. You can cross check by clicking on the file icon next to the dialogue box. It will open the destination folders for you. All your files would have been copied there.

Scheduling it for your backups

With Copywhiz, you can even schedule your copying process according to your convenience by clicking on the “Paste Later” option. You get the facility of creating copies of your files every week, every day or even every hour. You now have a complete file backup solution too.

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Automatically rename existing (destination) files on conflict when copying files in Windows

Automatically rename existing files when copying files in Windows using Copywhiz.

Why rename files?

During your file copying process, you often get a pop up notifying that the file already exists in the destination. You are then asked if you want to replace or skip or keep both the files. Copywhiz can automatically rename the destination files. Plus you can also specify a rename suffix of your choice. This is useful to differentiate the older file with newer file. You can suffix the file with terms like ‘_old’ etc.

The advantage with Copywhiz is that you can pre-configure this setting so that such questions will not be asked in the middle of a file copying process.

About Copywhiz

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Paste by date created or modified or accessed.
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • And several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

Using Copywhiz

  1. From the Copywhiz main window, click on the ‘Advanced Settings’ button.
  2. Click on the ‘General’ settings tab which is next to the Filter option.
  3. Under the File Replace options, select ‘Rename Destination file’.
  4. Rename destination file

  5. Click on ‘OK’ and ‘Paste Now’.

Conclusion

This is totally free from any complications. Your manual efforts are saved to a great extent and is a total time saver. It is easy to use even for a person trying it out the first time. This option is also available in the “File Replace Window”.

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Auto arrange sticky notes in Windows at startup

If you are a Notezilla user, you would have regularly created sticky notes on your desktop and many directly in your memo boards too.
By now you know that a sticky note created on the desktop will automatically be placed in the Home memo board too. Similarly, when you alter a sticky note, say, resize it on your desktop, it will simultaneously be changed into the memo board too. This also applies when you alter it directly in the Memo board.

Although your desktop is unaffected by this, your memo board view changes. Your sticky notes may overlap on each other due to this resizing and may not look presentable. You can try rearranging them manually but this would consume a lot of your time especially when you have a lot of notes.

This is why you should use one of Notezilla’s really helpful feature- Auto arrange notes on startup.

This feature will automatically arrange the sticky notes in your memo boards whenever you start(open) Notezilla. You can do anything with your sticky notes now without worry since they will be arranged automatically the next time you use Notezilla.

This is how it would look Before:

How would you sort this?

  1. Go to the Notezilla notes browser and right click on the memo board and select “Properties”.
  2. A settings box will open up. Select “automatically arrange notes at startup” and click “OK”.
  3. So the next time you open Notezilla, all the sticky notes in your memo boards would have been arranged in a neat and orderly manner.

    This is how it would now look:

    This way you don’t have to come back again and again to manually arrange the sticky notes.

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