PowerShell comes with new cmdlets like Extract-Archive that can extract (all) files from a ZIP file container. However, there is no way to just list the content of a ZIP file.
To do this, you can use the .NET libraries used by Extract-Archive. This code will take a ZIP file and dump its content (make sure you change the path to the ZIP file to a file that exists):
# adjust this to a valid path to a ZIP file $Path = "$Home\Desktop\Test.zip" # load the ZIP types Add-Type -AssemblyName System.IO.Compression.FileSystem $zip = [System.IO.Compression.ZipFile]::OpenRead($Path) $zip.Entries $zip.Dispose()