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How do I use built-in extract feature in Windows explorer from the command line?

I can't install any third party compression tools such as WinZIP, WinRAR or 7Zip.

I just need this to work on Windows 2003 and later.

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First if you wanted to use 7Zip you could run 7za which is a stand-alone version of 7z.

Also, here is a similar question, that this answer may help you. http://serverfault.com/questions/39071/does-windows-have-a-built-in-zip-command-for-the-command-line

I have a similar situation and I usually install simple apps on one machine and copy the program files directory it makes to a flash drive. For simple self contained apps, it will work. You don't get any of the Explorer right-click integration, but the app works.

Hope this helps.

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Hi Scott...finally got back to looking at this problem again. That link was handy because this answer: serverfault.com/questions/39071/… lead to blogs.msdn.com/b/daiken/archive/2007/02/12/… and we can use PowerShell. – Kev Dec 17 '10 at 23:44

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