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Batch unzipping of zip files for my music collection .. ?
swayzak
post Jan 10 2013, 12:59
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Hi

I realise this is not directly related to FB2K, but I know one of you clever people may be able to help ..

I am downloading a large netlabel collection (over 350 releases).

When finished I need to unzip them all into there respective folders.

I have never worked out how to do this with Windows built in zip function (XP or 7).

Is there an easy way I can select all these zip files to be batch processed, and unzipped into the default folder (named after zip file title) ?

3rd party software (preferably free) ?



thanks
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db1989
post Jan 11 2013, 18:44
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It’s straightforward: Install 7-Zip, enable its context menus, and associate it with the relevant type(s) of archive – which, do note, usually requires you to run it as an administrator, otherwise your attempted changes will fail without any notification (thanks for that, 7-Zip’s developers). Then you can simply select all of the archives that you wish to unpack, right-click, and choose 7-Zip>“Extract to *\”, which will expand each archive into a folder named after itself. Or, if you know that all (or a large proportion) of them already have such a folder at their root, you can just use “Extract to here”.
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swayzak
post Jan 14 2013, 16:27
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Thanks - that worked a treat.
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