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Discussion on: How to unpack .wpress archive files created by the All-in-one-Wp-Migration Wordpress plugin

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Felix Haus Author

You could also open a CMD session right from the explorer by typing cmd right in the address bar of the explorer: howtogeek.com/235101/10-ways-to-op...

This will open a new terminal session from the directory that is opened in the explorer and you could start extracting:

npx wpress-extract <downloaded-file.wpress>
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erionbrace

After following all your instruction, now it says:
Error: Output dir is not empty. Clear it first or use the --force option to override it.

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Felix Haus Author

This happens when a directory exists with the same name as the downloaded file.
e.g. when your file is named my-backup.wpress and there is a folder /my-backup in the same directory the extraction is stopped since it would override the content in the /my-backup folder on extraction.

You could simply rename the .wpress file (e.g. from my-backup.wpress to my-backup-1.wpress) to workaround this.

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erionbrace

I can't thank you enough. This really helped me. Wish you all the best

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erionbrace

Out of curiosity, is there any way to convert a regular file to a .wpress file?

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Felix Haus Author

The reverse direction (creating a .wpress file from a directory) is a bit more complicated.
Inside the .wpress file are stored some metadata (e.g. installed plugins, Wordpress version etc.) that are not available in a local file context.
When providing this metadata manually, it would be possible to create a .wpress file.
But this is out of scope for me since I currently have no time to extend the tool further.