extract many archive files (zip etc) at once

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extract many archive files (zip etc) at once

Post by vygi »

Hi,

first of all - thanks for the great piece of software!

One small proposal:
a possibility to unzip (unpack/extract) several files at once would be great, eg. select archive files, and choose "extract all here" from the right-click menu (or from a plugin menu).

Now, when I have lots of .bz2 files in a directory to be extracted, I must either extract them one by one, or use some external tool to do it.

Thanks for reading this,
Vygi

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Re: extract many archive files (zip etc) at once

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ROADMAP > Unpack multiple archives by one command.

Maybe the Altap stuff should insert something like this Image on the top of this forum
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Re: extract many archive files (zip etc) at once

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.me wrote:Maybe the Altap stuff should insert something like this Image on the top of this forum
There is already Forum Index -> Feature Requests -> Before you post.

I'm afraid we don't know a way to force people to read before posting :)

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Re: extract many archive files (zip etc) at once

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vygi wrote:a possibility to unzip (unpack/extract) several files at once would be great, eg. select archive files, and choose "extract all here" from the right-click menu (or from a plugin menu).
I solved this problem via infozip:
- Configuration > Archivers > Unpackers in...
- New entry "UNZIP all (InfoZIP)":
-- external program
-- file mask: "zip"
-- Command: "D:\Tools\Packer\unzip" (your path here!!)
-- Argument: ""$(ArchivePath)\*.zip""
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Re: extract many archive files (zip etc) at once

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KNUT wrote:
vygi wrote:a possibility to unzip (unpack/extract) several files at once would be great, eg. select archive files, and choose "extract all here" from the right-click menu (or from a plugin menu).
I solved this problem via infozip:
- Configuration > Archivers > Unpackers in...
- New entry "UNZIP all (InfoZIP)":
-- external program
-- file mask: "zip"
-- Command: "D:\Tools\Packer\unzip" (your path here!!)
-- Argument: ""$(ArchivePath)\*.zip""
Also there is a third party tool (which works in context menu and by proxy works also in SS) called Unziplify. It's incredibly useful. It will dive deep, deep, deep.

http://www.silverbandsoftware.com/tabdown/unziplify/

Unziplify is also free. If you use it as much as I do though, donate, so he will continue supporting it :)

How does infozip work? Is it an option to recursively extract (I don't see an option on argument field).

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Re: extract many archive files (zip etc) at once

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grymmjack wrote:How does infozip work?
See: Infozip, Unzip
grymmjack wrote:Is it an option to recursively extract (I don't see an option on argument field).
Nope, so far I know
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KNUT wrote: I solved this problem via infozip:
Great!
It was (almost) last thing, for what I need TC!!
(last is work with unicode filename)

THX for lot of saved time!

:D

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Post by zarevak »

Hi,
I just add my 2 cents: WinRAR contains shell context menu for unpacking more archives at once (just select them in Salamander and do a Right-Click). It can unpack all archives to one folder or each archive to its own folder. As WinRAR have support for uncopressing almost all archive types, it solves this problem quite nicely.

On the other side, WinRAR is comercial software and costs around €30 :cry: You can evaluate WinRAR for 40 days. The program itself keeps running without any problems when the 40 days are over.

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zarevak wrote:[...]On the other side, WinRAR is comercial software and costs around €30 [...]
30€ for a unzipper - no way!!!! :?
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Post by Jan Rysavy »

What about open source 7-zip?
http://www.7-zip.org/

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My deepest apologies for my awful English.

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maxovt wrote:KNUT, what about free single user license WinRAR 3.51 for home? :roll:
www.fforum.ru looks very strange for me... :?
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Post by therube »

www.Rarlabs.com offered WinRAR 3.5.1 for free as a promotion some time ago. All the (promotional) keys were the same, & are only valid for the 3.5.1 version of the program.

Now technically, the promotion is over & has been for a long time now.

Guess you could email them & ask if they'd still allow usage of the older version of RAR & the key.
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Post by th. »

You can use the builtin Windows unzip function in a VBScript like this:

Code: Select all

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objSA = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Set objArgs = WScript.Arguments
ZipFile=objArgs(0)
l=InStrRev(ZipFile,".zip")
If l>0 Then
	UnzipTarget= Mid(ZipFile,1,l-1)
	If Not objFSO.FolderExists(UnzipTarget) Then objFSO.CreateFolder(UnzipTarget)
	objSA.NameSpace(UnzipTarget).CopyHere(objSA.NameSpace(ZipFile).items)
End If
This will unpack a zip file into a folder with the same name and can be used with multiple files selected in a panel.

Arguments in the User Menu settings have to be "$(FullName)"

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Re: extract many archive files (zip etc) at once

Post by fraktik »

grymmjack wrote:
KNUT wrote:
vygi wrote:a possibility to unzip (unpack/extract) several files at once would be great, eg. select archive files, and choose "extract all here" from the right-click menu (or from a plugin menu).
I solved this problem via infozip:
- Configuration > Archivers > Unpackers in...
- New entry "UNZIP all (InfoZIP)":
-- external program
-- file mask: "zip"
-- Command: "D:\Tools\Packer\unzip" (your path here!!)
-- Argument: ""$(ArchivePath)\*.zip""
Also there is a third party tool (which works in context menu and by proxy works also in SS) called Unziplify. It's incredibly useful. It will dive deep, deep, deep.

http://www.silverbandsoftware.com/tabdown/unziplify/

Unziplify is also free. If you use it as much as I do though, donate, so he will continue supporting it :)

How does infozip work? Is it an option to recursively extract (I don't see an option on argument field).
Can somebody make simple Step-by-step manual to set Unziplify.exe pls?
I was used infozip by this thread, but recursive unziping will be much better!

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