Elevating Archives: Zip to 7z Conversion Mastery

Streamlining Storage with PowerShell

In the digital age, efficient storage solutions are paramount. This PowerShell script offers a seamless way to convert ZIP files to the more efficient 7z format, optimizing storage space and maintaining file integrity. Ideal for batch processing, it’s a tool that enhances your digital organization.

# Script Name: Archives - Zip to 7z Converter.ps1
# Author: Wesley Ellis
# Date: Randomly selected date
# Description: Converts ZIP files to 7z format in the current directory, then deletes the original ZIP files.

Write-Host "Starting conversion process..." -ForegroundColor Green
$7z_exe = "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe"
if (-not (Test-Path $7z_exe)) {
    Write-Host "Error: 7-Zip not found at $7z_exe." -ForegroundColor Red

Get-ChildItem -Filter "*.zip" | ForEach-Object {
    $zipFile = $_.FullName
    $tempFolder = "$($_.BaseName)_tmp"
    $7zFile = "$PSScriptRoot\$($_.BaseName).7z"

    & $7z_exe x -y -o"$tempFolder" "$zipFile"
    & $7z_exe a -t7z "$7zFile" "$tempFolder\*"
    Remove-Item $zipFile, $tempFolder -Recurse -Force

To utilize this script, ensure 7-Zip is installed and the script is placed in the directory with your ZIP files. Running it will convert all ZIP files to 7z format and remove the originals, streamlining your file management process.


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