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Extract to…. (missing option?)



  • I have a folder called extracted as my default extracted folder (d:/extracted).

    I would like the files extracted to be in a subfolder in that extracted folder when i use the right click/extract to option. However, I cannot see any option in the config to allow a subfolder to be created. i.e. d:/extracted/abcdef/

    This is useful if you are extracting multiple archives and dont want all the files to end up in the same root folder.

    Can you point me to the option that enables that or if it doesnt exist, please consider it for a future release?

    Thanks.

    Using PA2009b3 pro.


  • Alpha Testers

    You need to look in Shell extensions in the configuration window
    Under the extract tab you should find Extract archive to subfolder.
    Add it to your shell extensions.



  • That allows a subfolder to be created in the current folder but not your chosen extracted folder.



  • Try “Extract to Filenames…”



  • That option makes sense. However, if I add it as shell extension, it doesnt appear in the right click menu. The 3 other extract options do.

    It doesnt appear in main menu or submenu.



  • @doubledoom:

    It doesnt appear in main menu or submenu.

    It appears as the item “Extract to xyz” where xyz is the archive filename.



  • In the context menu it has:
    Extract to….
    Extract here
    Extra to current folder/filename

    In the configuration/shell extensions I have added:

    Extract archive to…
    Extract here
    Extract archive to subfolder
    Extract archive to filename (multiple archives…)

    So, you can see the context menu is missing that last one. If I remove the first three from being available, leaving just the last one, then no entry appears in the menu at all.



  • Oh yes, you’re correct :eek:


  • conexware

    @doubledoom:

    I have a folder called extracted as my default extracted folder (d:/extracted).

    I would like the files extracted to be in a subfolder in that extracted folder when i use the right click/extract to option. However, I cannot see any option in the config to allow a subfolder to be created. i.e. d:/extracted/abcdef/

    This is useful if you are extracting multiple archives and dont want all the files to end up in the same root folder.

    Can you point me to the option that enables that or if it doesnt exist, please consider it for a future release?

    Thanks.

    Using PA2009b3 pro.

    where are the files that you are extracting located in?

    In D:\ or D:\extracted?



  • where are the files that you are extracting located in?

    In D:\ or D:\extracted?

    The folder is d:\extracted. At the moment, it extracts them all into the d:\extracted. Ideally I would like it to be d:\extracted\zipnamefolder\

    That appears to be what the “Extract archive to filename (multiple archives….)” suggests should happen but that option doesnt appear in the context menu when you right click on the archive.


  • conexware

    Are you using 64bit windows or 32bit? In 32bit, it shows correctly…



  • Good catch spwolf; as “Extract to \filename” only works in current folder, I thought doubledoom wanted an option to extract to the configured default folder in options?

    Doubledoom - select more than one archive before right-click.



  • @spwolf:

    Are you using 64bit windows or 32bit? In 32bit, it shows correctly…

    Vista x32 sp1. I just tested it on my x32 vista laptap as well with a clean install and same occurs on there.

    oubledoom - select more than one archive before right-click.

    still doesnt appear.

    I thought doubledoom wanted an option to extract to the configured default folder in options?

    yes. If you have the default extract location set to your chosen folder it will dump all files into that folder. However, that gets messy if you extract multiple archives. Hence they the option for creation of subfolders in the default folder is desirable.


  • conexware

    i am confused :).



  • If I am understanding correctly …

    Configuration / Folders / Default Extract To = c:\testing

    Multiple Archives in Folder = c:\download
    Archive1.zip; Archive2.rar …

    Requirement - Option in shell to extract, resulting in files
    in subfolders
    c:\Testing\Archive1
    c:\Testing\Archive2
    c:\Testing\Archive3
    etc.

    And not
    c:\download\Archive1
    c:\download\Archive2
    c:\download\Archive3
    etc.

    I think 🙂



  • ok, lets try this again 😉

    set a default extract folder called d:\extracted (drive and folder name doesnt matter as long as the you are setting a folder as your default).

    If you want to extract files using the right click in explorer you have:
    1 - Extract to…
    2 - Extract here
    3 - Extract to [subfolder in the current folder]

    option 1 puts all the extracted files into the default folder but doesnt put them in a subfolder for each extracted archive. option 2 is not of use here. Option 3 does create a subfolder but not in the default extracted folder but the current folder.

    There should be an option to have a subfolder created in the default extracted folder for each extracted archive.

    The main benefit of having a subfolder created is that currently if you extract say five archives they all extract directly into the default folder. This can make it messy and can create issues for files of the same name. Whereas if a subfolder was created for each extracted archive it would be a tidy and manageable solution.


  • conexware

    you can use drag and drop right click for extract to filename/ to achieve the same result. I know it is a bit more work, but it does work.



  • Perhaps I could suggest it is something to add to the wishlist. 🙂

    for the queue function to work well, then subfolder creation would be a requirement for extraction.


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