Working with Zip Files and Compressed Folder

Compress folders / archives are usually the easiest way to save disk space, to achieve a more efficient usage of network bandwidth and when moving data or files across different nodes.

Powershell 5 offers a built-in cmd-let to work with archives.

When use something different, such install 7-zip  (http://www.7-zip.org/):

  • Using Powershell versions older than 5.0
  • Compress more than 2 GB
  • Protect archive with password

Tip: Follow this tutorial and examples to learn more about 7Zip

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