Zero Zipper v1.0.6

webfork on 24 May 2015
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Feb 2012
  • Suggested by guinness

Zero Zipper takes a selected folder and sub-folders and creates the same structure in a zip file, but without data. The program allows the replication of a complex folder structure for testing purposes.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ZeroZipper.exe.
What's new?
  • Added custom temp folder settings.
  • Added Unicode support.
  • Paths are now saved.

6 comments on Zero Zipper  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

MCBastos 2011-10-22 00:44

Another possible situation is when you are going to copy a LOT of files from one disk to another. By first creating the empty files, you end up with all the directories together and defragged, instead of fragmented all over the disk. Then, when you overwrite the empty files with the real files, the directories stay defragmented.
That's why Microsoft's Robocopy utility has the /CREATE switch, by the way. It does exactly what this utility does, and is already installed in every Windows since XP.

V1.0.4

Vixay 2010-03-23 05:33

I was the one that gave the idea to SKWIRE for this program. What I needed it for was to replicate the file structure of the target system (production) on my developer machine so I could test out my scripts on file naming and manipulation. The advantage was I didn't have to copy the entire 50GB but only one zip file to recreate the structure :)

Nicolas CJ 2010-01-05 10:31

You can have a somewhat complicated folder structure you built for a project and want to use it in a new one

webfork 2009-12-15 22:38

One situation: a long list of very, very big files and the MD5 hash values already calculated. Need an MD5 file attached to each file, so just use ZeroZipper to create the empty files, then go back and change these names into .TXT (using Renamer) and paste the MD5 values in each one.

MadBrozzeR 2009-12-15 22:15

Seems like it simply creates empty files with same names. But I can't imagine any usage for this...

Loner 2009-12-14 23:13

Can someone on this web site give more info on what this program does? I dont get what zero bytes means...other than an empty zipped file will contain only the bytes of the program but not the missing files. So, what exactly does it mean by "zero bytes" after it zips a folder or files?

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