Downloading Information from Internet (Part 7)

by Apr 23, 2018

In this part of this mini-series, we are showing you how Invoke-WebRequest can download files from the internet for you. Simply use the parameter -OutFile. This code downloads a PowerShell icon as PNG image onto your desktop:

$url = "" $destination = "$home\powershell.png" Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $url -OutFile $destination -UseBasicParsing Invoke-Item -Path $destination 

Note that Invoke-WebRequest can only download files hosted on HTTP addresses. Trying to download from an HTTPS address raises an error. Check out our next tip to work around this!

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