Use PowerShell to Archive a Folder and Copy to Server

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create a .zip archive folder and copy it to a server.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a folder that contains scripts. I update these scripts from time-to-time. I like to store the scripts on a central shared server. To save bandwidth, I would…


Use PowerShell to Create Archive and Send Email

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to create a .zip archive and email it.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a number of files that I would like to archive on a regular basis to a .zip file. I need to email that .zip file as an attachment. I do…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Copy Source to Multiple Destinations

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to copy a source directory to multiple destinations.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to make multiple backup copies of a source directory without wasting a            lot of time mousing around?  Copying a single source directory to multiple destinations can be a single line command, for…


Use PowerShell to Extract Zipped Files

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to extract zipped files.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to work with zipped files from time-to-time. Often I store files in a zip archive so they are portable. I know how to copy the .zip archive from one place to another…


Use PowerShell to Zip Multiple Folders

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to create a .zip archive of multiple folders.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to compress multiple folders before I attempt to archive them. I would like to do this without having to install additional software. Can you help? —DR  Hello DR, Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This afternoon I…


Use PowerShell to Back Up Word Docs

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to make a backup of all Word documents.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need some help. I routinely edit Microsoft Word documents, but because of the changes I make to the file, I like to keep the original file intact. So what I do is…