Zip/Unzip with Windows built-in capabilitiesTag(s): Misc Prog HowTo


ZIP using Powershell one-liner
// compress a file
powershell Compress-Archive -Path .\SomeFile.ext -DestinationPath .\SomeFile.zip

// compress a directory
powershell Compress-Archive -Path .\SomeDir -DestinationPath .\SomeDir.zip
add -Force or -Update option if you are planning on running on an existing ZIP file.

UNZIP using Powershell one-liner

// uncompress a file
powershell Expand-Archive -Path .\SomeFile.zip -DestinationPath .\SomeFile.ext

powershell Expand-Archive -Path .\SomeDir.zip -DestinationPath .\SomeDir
add -Force option if you are planning on running on an existing Destination path.