All my backup items are now zips - need assistance please


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Mark G.

This isn't directly XP, but a program I have running in xp pro and I am
hoping that some of you can suggest how to overcome this delima. What I have
here is that a third party backup program I use gives me the option to back
up straight forward or to zip my files. When it zips them, it saves the
folder structure in the zip. Well I had to redo some things on my computer
and restored some of these backups and now, I have a ton of folders that are
all zipped. Meaning that, if I go to something on my D: drive a few folders
down (as an example "D:photos/June/Rafting/Fun/photo1.jpg") that now, the
restored folders/files no have that same path, but rather than the example
file as shown, it is "photo1.zip" and if I were to unzip that file, it
upzips to the entire folder heiarchy. This would be a simple fix if it were
only a couple of files/folders, but in my case, we are talking about
hundreds of files and folders. So now, I am hoping so of you can offer
suggestions on how to fix this using xp internal aids or maybe something
third party? Thought of a program called multiziplicity, but not sure that
it would work properly. Any ideas are very much appreciated. In the future,
I think I will think twice before compression of such things.
 
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Dave Cohen

Mark said:
This isn't directly XP, but a program I have running in xp pro and I am
hoping that some of you can suggest how to overcome this delima. What I have
here is that a third party backup program I use gives me the option to back
up straight forward or to zip my files. When it zips them, it saves the
folder structure in the zip. Well I had to redo some things on my computer
and restored some of these backups and now, I have a ton of folders that are
all zipped. Meaning that, if I go to something on my D: drive a few folders
down (as an example "D:photos/June/Rafting/Fun/photo1.jpg") that now, the
restored folders/files no have that same path, but rather than the example
file as shown, it is "photo1.zip" and if I were to unzip that file, it
upzips to the entire folder heiarchy. This would be a simple fix if it were
only a couple of files/folders, but in my case, we are talking about
hundreds of files and folders. So now, I am hoping so of you can offer
suggestions on how to fix this using xp internal aids or maybe something
third party? Thought of a program called multiziplicity, but not sure that
it would work properly. Any ideas are very much appreciated. In the future,
I think I will think twice before compression of such things.
If you are using winzip, it has an option to ignore folder names when
you extract (and when you compress as well). Should be a similar
function on whatever you are using.
Dave Cohen
 
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Mark G.

Thanks for the reply, but this method you are referring to seems to only
allow one folder to be unzipped at a time. I am using Winzip 12 pro and not
seeing how you would work this no matter what method I try. Got any other
suggestions? Would a screenshot help of what I have going on? Any other
suggestions from anyone else? Thanks much.
 
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Twayne

Thanks for the reply, but this method you are referring to seems to
only allow one folder to be unzipped at a time. I am using Winzip 12
pro and not seeing how you would work this no matter what method I
try. Got any other suggestions? Would a screenshot help of what I
have going on? Any other suggestions from anyone else? Thanks much.

WinZip 12: I think you could create a job in winzip to accomplish that.
I find them very handy.
 
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Mark G.

Thanks for the reply, but this method you are referring to seems to only
allow one folder to be unzipped at a time. I am using Winzip 12 pro and not
seeing how you would work this no matter what method I try. Got any other
suggestions? Would a screenshot help of what I have going on? Any other
suggestions from anyone else? Thanks much.
 

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