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Use PowerShell to Create ZIP Archive of Folder

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create a .zip archive of a folder.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need a way to create a .zip archive of a folder. I would like to do this on my laptop running Windows 8.1, and I do not want to install any other software. Can I do this? —TR  Hello...

Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Create Folder

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create folders. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am not a huge fan of using a mouse. In fact, the more things I can do from Windows PowerShell the better. It is a huge waste of time for me when I have to remove my hands from the keyboard, chase ...

2014 Winter PowerShell Scripting Games Wrap Up #3

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using standard folders in his review of the 2014 Winter Windows PowerShell Scripting Games. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is beginning to look like spring here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is a welcome relief, because just a couple of weeks ago, it was like snow ...

List Files in Folders and Subfolders with PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to list files in folders and subfolders.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I am an old VBScript guy. I love using VBScript, and I have done so for nearly 15 years. One reason I love VBScript so much is that, to me, it is easy to use. It is also very powerful. But after attending TechEd the last several years, it appears...

Use PowerShell to display Short File and Folder Names

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to display short file and folder names.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to use Windows PowerShell to show short folder and file names. In the old days, I could see short file and folder names in the CMD prompt, but these days when I am using Windows ...

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