Export SharePoint solutions (.wsp) from SharePoint farm

Sometimes, you are setting up a new SharePoint environment and you need to make it similar to one of the existing SharePoint farms. However, there are few custom solutions for which you don’t have appropriate .wsp file ready or you can’t figure out which version of the .wsp was deployed on the server.

You can use below script to export all SharePoint solutions from an existing farm:

#Specify the directory location to export files
$dirName = "c:\spbackups"
if(!(Test-Path $dirName)){
New-Item -Path $dirName -ItemType Directory -Force
Write-Output Exporting solutions to $dirName
foreach ($solution in Get-SPSolution)
$id = $solution.SolutionID
$title = $solution.Name
$filename = $solution.SolutionFile.Name
Write-Output "Exporting ‘$title’ to …\$filename" -nonewline
try {
Write-Output " – done" -foreground green
Write-Output " – error : $_" -foreground red

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