Unzip, zip file and the delete the zip


Scenario to achieve - “I have downloaded some zip files to dynamically created folders(folder names were taken from an excel) and sub-folders, and now i have to go to the sub-folders and unzip the zip file and delete the original zip file from the respective path.”.


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For deleting zip file, use Delete Activity.

Karthik Byggari

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Hi @indrajit.shah

if you don’t want external packages, you can also try Power Shell it works perfectly:

  • unzip: “Expand-Archive -LiteralPath C:\yourarchive.zip -DestinationPath C:\youruser\yourLocation”
  • zip: “Compress-Archive -Path C:\pathToYourFolder -DestinationPath C:\pathToYourNewArchive” ( for DestinationPath you don’t need to type “.zip”, it will be added automatically )

for delete you can use Delete Activity like @KarthikByggari said.

Hope this helps! :smiley:

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My path for zip will always be always dynamic.

and i never used these activities ever.

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@indrajit.shah you are storing that path in some variable, right? If so, just pass it in code like this for example: “Expand-Archive -LiteralPath ‘“+yourVariable1+”’ -DestinationPath ‘“+yourVariable2+”’”
or you can pass values like any other arguments (you can find that in properties panel).


  • if you try to use this, please check “isScript” property
  • please note that I’m using '" and not just " this is because if you have some blank space in your path it will not work with "

Let me try, as i a not sure of this, but still.


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I solved it.

Below is the work flow attached

Unzip_DeleteZip.xaml (7.4 KB)

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Here is the activity to do the zip and unzip with password.