How to rar multiples directories by name?

vbimport

#1

Hi
Does anyone know if there is a program that allows one to mass rar multiple directories at one time and naming them by the directory in the .rar? eg: Windows XP has a feature that if you have WinRAR and right-click there is an option to “Add to ‘dir.rar’” where it will take the directory and basically make an .rar out of it. I am looking for something to do that to multiple dirs at once.

Any ideas?

thanks


#2

How about selecting all those directories, and then right-clicking and telling WinRAR to archive them?


#3

This is an old thread, but I’ve never actually found a decent solution for this yet.

Did anyone ever figure out how to do this? I don’t think WinRAR actually has this functionality.


#4

Hi,

WinRAR and many other packers (like 7-zip) have a command line interface. So you can create a batch file, that will do the job.

Michael


#5

That seems like the only way. It’s strange not seeing that type of functionality present in winrar. Oh well, thanks for the reply.


#6

Hi,

Maybe there is. Have you already contacted WinRAR support?

Michael


#7

It looks like I found the answer. You select multiple files, click add to archive and finally on the files menu click ‘put each file to separate archive’.


#8

Sometimes the easiest solution is just under our nose…
and just out of sight.

Thank you for the pointer.


#9

Thanks for this post. I have to backup the office database every night, which totals out at just over 1Gb of info, and RARed it’s down to 200 Meg, so Once a month I have to Rar all those directories, and I’ve had to do so using a batch file cause I couldn’t find a way to do it directly through Winrar. Now I’ve found this thread, tried it, and it works just as I need it to. My life has just gotten a lot easier.
Cheers.