15b8 under Win XP c:\> *zip /R /P /L6 "C:\Documents and Settings\Charles\Desktop\NewPC\Mew_2008_S" "C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2008\*.*" The Mew_2008+5 files does not exist prior to the *zip command above. I press Ctrl-C to stop the command. The incomplete Mew_2008_5 zip exists. I normally use PKWARE's Pkzipc but gave ZIP a try. I did the same command - different parameters with pkzipc then ctrl-C'ed and the zip file was erase. Any reason for the different behavior?