Extract files from an archive (zipped) file.
Syntax Expand-Archive [-Path] String [-DestinationPath] String [-Force] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [CommonParameters] Expand-Archive [-DestinationPath] String -LiteralPath String [-Force] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [CommonParameters] key -DestinationPath String The path to the folder in which you want to save the extracted files. -LiteralPath String The path to an archive file.. Unlike the -Path parameter, the value of -LiteralPath is used exactly as it is typed. No characters are interpreted as wildcards. If the path includes escape characters, enclose each escape character in single quotation marks, to instruct PowerShell not to interpret any characters as escape sequences. -Path String The path to the archive file. -Force Force the extraction of files from an archive file. -Confirm Prompt for confirmation before executing the command. -WhatIf Describe what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command. CommonParameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable, -OutBuffer -OutVariable.
Extract the contents of an archive:
C:\PS> Expand-Archive -LiteralPath C:\output\new.Zip -DestinationPath C:\Restored
Extract the contents of an archive in the current folder:
C:\PS> Expand-Archive -Path new.Zip -DestinationPath C:\Restored
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Related PowerShell Commands:
Compress-Archive - Create a new archive/zipped file