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Compress or Expand ZIP Archive using PowerShell

PowerShell Compress-Archive

I was blogging about some of the new features of PowerShell 5 in several blog posts. Another great enhancement of PowerShell v5 is the Compress-Archive and the Expand-Archive cmdlets which allow you to compress or expand a ZIP archive.

To simply create a new ZIP archive using PowerShell you can use the following cmdlet:

Compress-Archive -Path C:\Temp\Files\ -DestinationPath C:\Temp\Files.zip

To unzip the ZIP Archive you can use the following cmdlet:

Expand-Archive -Path C:\temp\Files.zip -DestinationPath C:\Temp\files02\

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