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How to compress a folder and keep all it's internal structure of subfolder and files, using internal functions?

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I'd like to be able to package a folder, keeping it's structure of subfolders and files, using only internal AutoIt functions or Windows Vista and above APIs.

I don't want to use an external program, such as rar.exe or 7zip.exe. I can easily do it that way, but I'd like to use only included tools.

I've searched the help files and the forums, on the help files I've found nothing; on the forums, only this, which is an amazing work, but it's very heavy and depends on 7zip: '?do=embed' frameborder='0' data-embedContent>>

Am I missing some obvious compression algorythm?

I know what I'm asking is hard to do, I don't think there's a clear cut way to do it.

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If you do not want to use an external program because you do not want to have to ensure that it is installed on whatever PC your compilation is run on you can use "FileInstall" (not sure about copyright infringements).  See the Help file.


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>Here is a UDF which offers alternative data compression.

You might consider using _FileListToArrayRec to implement your folder structure.

EDIT: oops, forgot link.

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