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Zip File Folder Example Using Java 8 (2024)

In this tutorial, will show you how to zip the folder (compress recursively all files and child folders) using Java 8 and using Core Java libraries. The core libraries belongs to package. Lets start with zipping the folder. I have created some text files in Notes folder as shown below:
Folder to zip
Will give source folder path as 'D:\Notes' and program will zip/compress all files into zip called We wrapped Files.walk in try with resources block so that stream can be closed.

Example to Zip Folder

package com.techgeeknext;

import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Path;
import java.nio.file.Paths;
import java.util.List;

public class ZipUtility {

    private List <String> fileList;
    private static final String NOTES_ZIP = "D:\\";
    private static final String FOLDER_TO_ZIP = "D:\\Notes";

    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {

    public static void zip(final String sourcNoteseDirPath, final String zipFilePath) throws IOException {
        Path zipFile = Files.createFile(Paths.get(zipFilePath));

        Path sourceDirPath = Paths.get(sourcNoteseDirPath);
        try (ZipOutputStream zipOutputStream = new ZipOutputStream(Files.newOutputStream(zipFile));
             Stream<Path> paths = Files.walk(sourceDirPath)) {
                    .filter(path -> !Files.isDirectory(path))
                    .forEach(path -> {
                        ZipEntry zipEntry = new ZipEntry(sourceDirPath.relativize(path).toString());
                        try {
                            Files.copy(path, zipOutputStream);
                        } catch (IOException e) {

        System.out.println("Zip is created at : "+zipFile);


Zip is created at : D:\

Java Unzip File Folder Example :

In next tutorial, will learn how to Unzip the folder using Core Java libraries. To unzip a zip file, we will make use of ZipInputStream to read the zip file.
Checkout next post, we will see how to unzip files or directory using core Java features.

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