Windows – How to unzip a file using the cmd

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I want to make a BAT file that will ZIP or UNZIP a file. For zipping a file, I have found this question:
Can you zip a file from the command prompt using ONLY Windows' built-in capability to zip files?

The answers given there are great and working for me, but I couldn't find any information about how to unzip the files. Like in the link, I can't assume any third-party tools (except winRAR).

Thanks ahead and sorry for English mistakes

Best Answer

This batch file code will help you to unzip a file.

@echo off
cd /d %~dp0
Call :UnZipFile "C:\Temp\" "c:\FolderName\"
exit /b

:UnZipFile <ExtractTo> <newzipfile>
set vbs="%temp%\_.vbs"
if exist %vbs% del /f /q %vbs%
>%vbs%  echo Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
>>%vbs% echo If NOT fso.FolderExists(%1) Then
>>%vbs% echo fso.CreateFolder(%1)
>>%vbs% echo End If
>>%vbs% echo set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
>>%vbs% echo set FilesInZip=objShell.NameSpace(%2).items
>>%vbs% echo objShell.NameSpace(%1).CopyHere(FilesInZip)
>>%vbs% echo Set fso = Nothing
>>%vbs% echo Set objShell = Nothing
cscript //nologo %vbs%
if exist %vbs% del /f /q %vbs%

N.B. C:\Temp is folder where it stores the Extracted (UnZip) File.

And, c:\FolderName\ is source path, (where Zip files are stored).

Please, Change the Full File Path ( Drive, Folder & Zip file name), according to your need.