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:
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:
- Select the files from the source folder and right-click on them and choose Copywhiz–>Copy as shown below:
- Right-click inside the destination folder where you wish to create your first .zip file and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced:
- 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.
- Click on ‘Paste Now’ and it will automatically create .zip files at all those folders you specified.
- 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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