OT: Extract contents of 50 zip files


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Not sure where to post this question as alt.comp.compression was
inundated with inappropriate posts.

I have 50 zip files (using Winzip) and would like to unzip all the
contents to the same folder of each of the zip files. It will take ages
to open each file, extract the contents and close the file then move on
to the next one.
Anyone know of a quicker way to do this? Using XP Pro. (Ran "regsvr32 /u
zipfldr.dll" at the suggestion of people in the windowsxp.general NG so
that Explorer could list files quicker).
Thanks
 
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Found a command line option for Winzip at
http://www.winzip.com/wzcline.htm
So hope this helps someone.
The syntax I used was:
wzunzip C:\temp\*.zip "C:\Documents and
Settings\Guest\Desktop\Temp\"
and it extracted the contents of all the zip files in C:\Temp to the
Temp folder on Guest's desktop.
 
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David Candy

Get pkzip 2.50 for Dos (this version runs on all dos or windows computers).
www.pkware.com

Typing this in a command prompt
for %A in (*.zip) do pkunzip -e %A *.*

will extract all files from all zip files in a folder, to that folder (or
using whatever paths are stored in the zip).
 
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Shenan T. Stanley

©® said:
Not sure where to post this question as alt.comp.compression was
inundated with inappropriate posts.

I have 50 zip files (using Winzip) and would like to unzip all the
contents to the same folder of each of the zip files. It will take
ages to open each file, extract the contents and close the file then
move on to the next one.
Anyone know of a quicker way to do this? Using XP Pro. (Ran
"regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll" at the suggestion of people in the
windowsxp.general NG so that Explorer could list files quicker).
Thanks

David Candy said:
Get pkzip 2.50 for Dos (this version runs on all dos or windows
computers). www.pkware.com

Typing this in a command prompt
for %A in (*.zip) do pkunzip -e %A *.*

will extract all files from all zip files in a folder, to that folder
(or using whatever paths are stored in the zip).

David was correct.. And I suggest getting your warez in RAR format. HAH
 
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T.C.

If a recent version of WinZip is installed, create the folder that you want
to extract the files from all of your 50 zip files to. Open Windows
Explorer, select one of the zip files and extract the files to that folder.
Then select the other 49 Zip files, right click, then left click:
WinZip/Extract to Folder and click on the name of the folder that you
extracted the first zip file into. Yes, I know there's a command when you
right click a ZIP file WinZIP/Extract to. Unfortunately that doesn't seem
to work with multiple selected zip files. The method I described does seem
to work though.
 
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Maureen Goldman

©® said:
Not sure where to post this question as alt.comp.compression was
inundated with inappropriate posts.

I have 50 zip files (using Winzip) and would like to unzip all the
contents to the same folder of each of the zip files. It will take ages
to open each file, extract the contents and close the file then move on
to the next one.
Anyone know of a quicker way to do this? Using XP Pro. (Ran "regsvr32 /u
zipfldr.dll" at the suggestion of people in the windowsxp.general NG so
that Explorer could list files quicker).

My Enzip (freeware) program has a right-click option to extract the
contents of any number of zip files at once. They will go into
individual automatically created subfolders, though.
 
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An EASY way is to get "unziplify"
http://www.webmasterfree.com/unzip.html
It is free and VERY useful. Right click on a folder, and choose
"unziplify" and it will unzip every file in it within seconds.
You can set the "Options" to place every file in it's own folder, all
in one single folder, or all in original folder. Also has the option
to delete zips after successful extraction. I swear by it.


§kullywag©-
 
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David Candy

That's the beauty of version 2.50. It doesn't. All current versions are
full featured. The Dos version uses the Dos APIs, these APIs are supported
on all Dos and Windows operating systems (Dos APIs do support long file
names if windows is also running). The downside to the Dos version is it is
slower on Windows compared to programs programmed to the Windows API (a
little bit on 9x and a lot on XP/NT - but still fairly insignificant except
if one does a lot of zipping of large files all day).

The Dos versions works on
Dos, Windows 3.x, Windows 9x, NT/2000/XP, and OS/2.

So with one file you can unzip on most platforms you will come across.

PKZip 2.04g for Dos didn't support LFN in Dos.
 
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Homer J. Simpson

David Candy said:
That's the beauty of version 2.50. It doesn't. All current versions are
full featured. The Dos version uses the Dos APIs, these APIs are supported
on all Dos and Windows operating systems (Dos APIs do support long file
names if windows is also running). The downside to the Dos version is it is
slower on Windows compared to programs programmed to the Windows API (a
little bit on 9x and a lot on XP/NT - but still fairly insignificant except
if one does a lot of zipping of large files all day).

The Dos versions works on
Dos, Windows 3.x, Windows 9x, NT/2000/XP, and OS/2.

Cool trick. Or is it really a Win32 console app, with the 16-bit version
embedded as a stub so it also works on "real" DOS? (it's been years I've
done this, I'm a little rusty on the mechanics). If it's truly a 16-bit DOS
app, then I'm impressed.
So with one file you can unzip on most platforms you will come across.

PKZip 2.04g for Dos didn't support LFN in Dos.

That was probably the last version of pkzip I used, so that's my last memory
of it.
 

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