Working with Zip Files and Compressed Folder

Compressing folders is usually the easiest way to save disk space or network bandwidth moving data or files across different nodes, especially when is required to do it efficiently.

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

Let’s now try using something different such as 7-zip  (

  • 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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