Creating ZIP Files from Folder Compare

Beyond Compare has the ability to create ZIP files from files and folders in a Folder Compare session.

To create a ZIP file:

  1. Start a Folder Compare session with at least one base folder loaded.
  2. Select files and/or folders that you wish to include in the ZIP file.
  3. Right-click on one of the selected files/folders and then choose Copy to Folder from the context menu.
  4. Select a side of the comparison to copy to the ZIP file.
  5. Choose a location to save the ZIP file to, for example: C:\Users\user\Desktop\package.zip
    Note: If the file does not already exist, you will be prompted to create the file in the location you specified.
  6. Finally, choose the desired action for folder structure:
    • Keep Relative Folder Structure
      Determines the minimum difference between all of the selected files' paths, and creates that in the target folder.
    • Keep Base Folder Structure
      Creates the entire path, from the deepest files to the base folder, in the target folder.
    • Don't Keep Upper Folder Structure
      Ignores all path information and copies all selected files and folders into the target folder together.

Beyond Compare versions 3.1 and newer support Zip64 for files over 4 GB in size.

Versions prior to 3.1 are limited to 65,535 files, with no file larger than 2 GB, and a maximum Zip file size of 2 GB.

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