I have installed Windows 11 on my PC and for some reason, selectors are not available on the context menu when right-clicking on a file. CV cannot find it nor any other technology framework. Does anyone else have the same issue? I need to extract files from an archive and there is no shortcut key to extract all unless I do another way by pressing Win + E then setting the address path in file explorer, then clicking on the Extract button. Right-clicking on the archive and then clicking on Extract All… is much faster. However, I cannot select it. If I click on the Show more options, then the Win 10 context menu is selectable. Any suggestions if this can currently be done?
Try using another Use Application/Browser activity to attach to the context menu
Did you try using a power shell script to extract the files?
that way we can pass the filepath and everything actually happens in background
Yes that works pretty well and much faster as you said in the background. Thanks @Anil_G
I still got an issue though. When running the script directly from Power Shell using the following command:
Expand-Archive -LiteralPath C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\archive.zip -DestinationPath C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\archive
The archive extracts well. However, when I invoke powershell in UiPath, I did the following:
In Paramenters (Collection), I added 4 arguments as type string for all:
Argument 1: “-LiteralPath”
Argument 2: “C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\archive.zip”
Argument 3: “-DestinationPath”
Argument 4: “C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\archive”
When testing the activity, I get the following error:
Invoke Power Shell: The ‘Expand-Archive’ command was found in the module ‘Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive’, but the module could not be loaded. For more information, run ‘Import-Module Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive’.
One thing to correct
your argument1 name will be LiteralPath and value will be the path(
similarly argument2 for DestinationPath (
Also if it is a zip file you can use extract activity as well
@Anil_G Same error appears as before
I already tried the extract/unzip files activity before, it does not work in my case. Here’s a thread I made Extracting/unziping files to folder - #11 by neha.upase
Look forget it. I used a start process activity as such:
Executable Path: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe
Arguments: Expand-Archive -LiteralPath C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\archive.zip -DestinationPath C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\archive
That works as well.
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