7 Zip exclude multiple files and directories



Argument list

  • a – Add to archive

  • t7z – type of archive, in this example, it uses 7z

  • xr@ – specify the exclusion list.


Adds to the archive.7z all files from Folder1 and its subfolders, except *.png files.

7z a archive.7z Folder1\ -xr!*.png

To exclude the list of directories and files, you can first store the items in a text file separated by new line for each, then run the following command

7z.exe a -t7z archive.7z C:\Project\Solution1 -xr@exclusionList.txt

Happy Coding! 😇