I’m trying to extract a zip file using a Windows shortcut both the zip file and the shortcut are in the same folder I’ve tried to use Powershell to extract the zip file. I want to use PowerShell as the directory will be unknown.
I’ve used this PowerShell command in the target of the shortcut.
powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoExit -Command "$shortcutPath = Split-Path -Path $($MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) -Parent; Expand-Archive -Path `"$shortcutPath\file.zip`" -DestinationPath `"$Env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\Extracted`""
any help would be greatly appreciated thank you.
I was hoping for the zip file to be unzipped and for it to be placed on the desktop and for the new file to be called Extracted.
If the zip file is in the same location as your shortcut then why try to get the
$shortcut path? You can just use a relative path passing the zip name as your argument:
powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoExit -NoProfile -Command "Expand-Archive file.zip -DestinationPath $Env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\Extracted"
Just make sure that your shortcut’s
Start in argument is left blank so the path is always relative: