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March 22, 2017 at 2:58 pm

I run an online business that sells digital designs. Before uploading these designs to my website, they need to be compressed.

Instead of right-clicking>Send To> Compressed Zipped Folderfor each file, I wrote a simple Powershell script to bulk compress all the .png images into individual folders. I just drop a few PNG's into the "designs" folder, and run it. The script runs perfectly when ran within the Powershell ISE console, but when I save it as a .ps1 and run it, it zips the file without any contents inside.

Any suggestions?

Here's the script:

# Script to compress transparent PNG's into .zip files
gci C:\users\ADMIN\desktop\designs -recurse *.png |

ForEach-Object {
$zip = $_.fullname -replace "\.png",".zip";
new-item -type File $zip -force;
((new-object -com shell.application).namespace($zip)).copyhere($_.fullname)

March 22, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Hi Daniel,

I ran the script without any problems. Both inside ISE and directly from the ps1 file.