Compress files and folders using sevenzipsharp and 7-Zip in C# 1

Compress files and folders using sevenzipsharp and 7-Zip in C#

Compressing files using 7-Zip and seven zip sharp ( is really easy.

To get started you would need the 7-Zip DLL (

namespace Cupofdev
 using System;
 using System.IO;
 using SevenZip;

 class Cupofdev
 static void Main(string[] args)
 // Set source and target folders
 string targetFolder = @"E:\CodeDumps";
 string sourceCodeFolder = @"C:\Dev\Clients\cupofdev";
 if (System.IO.Directory.Exists(targetFolder))
 // Specify where 7z.dll DLL is located
 SevenZipCompressor.SetLibraryPath(@"C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.dll");
 SevenZipCompressor sevenZipCompressor = new SevenZipCompressor();
 sevenZipCompressor.CompressionLevel = SevenZip.CompressionLevel.Ultra;
 sevenZipCompressor.CompressionMethod = CompressionMethod.Lzma;
 // Compress the directory and save the file in a yyyyMMdd_project-files.7z format (eg. 20141024_project-files.7z
 sevenZipCompressor.CompressDirectory(sourceCodeFolder, Path.Combine(targetFolder, string.Concat(DateTime.Now.ToString("yyyyMMdd"), "_project-files.7z")));

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