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Title: Batch unzipping of zip files for my music collection .. ?
Post by: swayzak on 10 January, 2013, 06:59:53 AM
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
Title: Batch unzipping of zip files for my music collection .. ?
Post by: Cnuut on 10 January, 2013, 07:38:14 AM
Winrar (http://www.rarlab.com/) is what you need. Free to use, gets an popup efter 30days but still works.
You know that F2K has built in archive reader? (you don´t have to unpack compressed files)
Title: Batch unzipping of zip files for my music collection .. ?
Post by: swayzak on 10 January, 2013, 07:48:46 AM
Winrar (http://www.rarlab.com/) is what you need. Free to use, gets an popup efter 30days but still works.
You know that F2K has built in archive reader? (you don´t have to unpack compressed files)


Yes I did thanks, but would prefer to unzip them (to be read by other media players).

So WinRAR can batch unzip, and into the usual folder created when unzipping in Windows ?
Title: Batch unzipping of zip files for my music collection .. ?
Post by: db1989 on 10 January, 2013, 11:07:55 AM
Or use 7-Zip, which isn’t annoying shareware.

I realise this is not directly related to FB2K
Indeed, so moved.
Title: Batch unzipping of zip files for my music collection .. ?
Post by: swayzak on 11 January, 2013, 05:44:17 AM
Or use 7-Zip, which isn’t annoying shareware.

I realise this is not directly related to FB2K
Indeed, so moved.


Thanks

Can I do this with 7-Zip ? If so is it straightforward or does it involved command lines or similar ?
Title: Batch unzipping of zip files for my music collection .. ?
Post by: db1989 on 11 January, 2013, 12:44:29 PM
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”.
Title: Batch unzipping of zip files for my music collection .. ?
Post by: swayzak on 14 January, 2013, 10:27:44 AM
Thanks - that worked a treat.
Title: Batch unzipping of zip files for my music collection .. ?
Post by: db1989 on 14 January, 2013, 11:30:49 AM
Great! Thanks for confirming.