MS Access – Zip/Unzip

Need to add the ability to create zip files or extract the content of zip archives from a VBA project?  Now you can.

Our MS Access Zip/Unzip sample database utilizes 7-Zip to add Zip and UnZip capabilities to a database.

We provide you with everything you need to implement Zip and UnZip capabilities in your databases.  Furthermore, although our example is built upon MS Access forms, the underlying VBA functions can be integrated into any VBA project (Excel, Word, …).



Zip/Compress File(s)

Make a few selections:

  • Select the directory in which to create the new Zip archive
  • Give a name to the Zip archive
  • Add a Password to encrypt the files if you wish
  • Select which file to include in the Zip Archive

That’s it!

Click on the Create Zip File button and see the progress of the Zip archive creation.

UnZip/Extract Archive

Simply specify which Archive to extract and where to extract it and your done!

Take it for a Test Drive

Feel free to download a locked down version of the database to try out by using the following link.

Download “MS Access Zip/Unzip (x32 accde database format)” – Downloaded 2128 times – 404 KB

Purchase MS Access – Auto Backup

MS Access – Zip/Unzip – Version 1.00 (accdb x32bit database format)

Price: $34.95


All sales are final and no refunds will be issued as the deliverable provides the complete source code.

If you do not have Microsoft Access, simply download and install the freely available runtime version:

MS Access 2007 Runtime
MS Access 2010 Runtime
Ms Access 2013 Runtime
Ms Access 2016 Runtime

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