How to Download Files to a Windows Container From the Internet

In this article, I’ll show you how to download files from the Internet directly to a running Windows Container using PowerShell.

One of the most frustrating things about Containers is that you can’t easily copy and paste data into a container or just copy them directly.

The only way to do so is by attaching a storage volume which sometimes Is a bit overkill when you don’t need a data volume.

To download files directly to my container I’ll use the Wget PowerShell cmdlet.

Before you start, don’t try to download files directly to the C:\ drive, create a sub folder and save the to it.

In my case, I’ll create a folder called Install and I’ll download the file to it.

New-Item Install -ItemType directory

To download the file, I use the cmdlet below:

wget -Uri -UseBasicParsing