How do I: extract to file name, multiple archives in a user defined directory



  • Under Shell Extensions there is an option:
    Extract to filename / multiple archives into separate folders.

    I’d like to do the above but then into a different location e.g. F:\temp
    separate file folders, using the filename as directory name.

    So: Extract to ‘F:\temp’ filename / multiple archives into separate folders

    The current setup will extract the multiple filenames in the same directory
    as where the files are located.

    For good order’s sake:
    file:
    aaa.zip
    bbb.zip
    ccc.zip

    shd be extracted into
    f:\temp\aaa
    f:\temp\bbb
    f:\temp\ccc

    It this is already feasable, how do I configure this??

    Thanks!
    brgds



  • In windows explorer, select the zip files - right click and drag to F:\temp -then select the PowerArchiver options.

    Does that work (only done a quick check in WinXp) ?



  • TBGBe that works for me and I like it!

    Another option is using PACL integrated into the shell so when right clicking a zip file you get a new context menu choice…

    Copy the following into your text editor and adjust it to suit your needs. Then save to a file with “.reg” as the extension and double click it to merge it into the registy. Now right click a zip file in Directory Opus (or Windows Explorer) and you have a new choice near the top of the menu.

    -----------------------REG FILE BEGINS ON NEXT LINE DON’T SAVE THIS LINE!
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PAZIP\Shell\Extract To E-Temp With Subfolders]
    @=“Extract To E-Temp With Subfolders”
    “Position”=“0”

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PAZIP\Shell\Extract To E-Temp With Subfolders\command]
    @=“d:\temp\test.bat”
    –---------------------REG FILE ENDS ON PREVIOUS LINE DON’T SAVE THIS LINE!

    With test.bat named / edited to ones own needs. For testing purposes I used
    xcopy *.zip e:\temp
    e:
    cd e:\temp
    paext -psub e:\Temp*.zip
    del e:\temp*.zip

    Tested with XP but I think it should work with any version => 95.
    Best wishes.


  • conexware

    Hi,

    you can also set this option to be default in shell extensions. Just take a look at PA> Options> Config> Shell ext.

    thanks,



  • @spwolf:

    Hi,
    you can also set this option to be default in shell extensions. Just take a look at PA> Options> Config> Shell ext.
    thanks,

    Requirement - select multiple zip files
    c:\download\aaa.zip
    c:\download\bbb.zip
    c:\download\ccc.zip

    extract (via shell) to
    f:\utils\aaa
    f:\utils\bbb
    f:\utils\ccc\

    OK, I looked and cannot find it - without using right-click drag.
    As “wulffra” said
    Currently shell will extract the multiple filenames into the same directory
    as where the files are located (c:\download) - Want to give a clue?


  • conexware

    Ah yes, if you want to extract to different root folder, then yes, only way it works is to use drag and drop and then select the option.

    thanks



  • @spwolf:

    Ah yes, if you want to extract to different root folder, then yes, only way it works is to use drag and drop and then select the option.

    thanks

    Or with a registry hack 😃



  • @lookdaditsme:

    Or with a registry hack 😃

    I don’t mean to belittle your hack but I think we should clarify for beginners -

    1. it uses PACL and not PA
    2. it needs a fixed utility file “d:\temp\test.bat”
    3. the destination folder is fixed (e:\temp\… )

    I know that 2 & 3 can be changed/modified to individual needs, but this is not exactly “user friendly” for beginners.

    Besides, the restrictions for PACL as opposed to PowerArchiver means that it will not work for all cases e.g 7-zip / filesize >4GB etc.



  • @TBGBe:

    I don’t mean to belittle your hack but I think we should clarify for beginners -

    1. it uses PACL and not PA
    2. it needs a fixed utility file “d:\temp\test.bat”
    3. the destination folder is fixed (e:\temp\… )

    I know that 2 & 3 can be changed/modified to individual needs, but this is not exactly “user friendly” for beginners.

    Besides, the restrictions for PACL as opposed to PowerArchiver means that it will not work for all cases e.g 7-zip / filesize >4GB etc.

    I have liked your solution better since I first read it - I never knew that one could drag and right click drop anything :eek: Thanks for that eye opener!

    Best Wishes.



  • @spwolf:

    Ah yes, if you want to extract to different root folder, then yes, only way it works is to use drag and drop and then select the option.

    thanks

    To ALL

    Thanks to you all for the feedback. Tthe drag and drop option, I was not aware of that
    being available.
    Basically PA can handle it, but it is not available in shell extension. It would be great
    if it is in the next upgrade…??

    Thanks again!
    brgds



  • it is not available in shell extension

    @TBGBe:

    In windows explorer, select the zip files - right click and drag to F:\temp -then select the PowerArchiver options.

    This is all using windows explorer - so it does use the shell extension. 😕

    Or do you mean you want a seperate “context menu” option such as
    "extract to …\filename" ?

    Hmm, “other utilities” don’t have it, so maybe it would be another advantage to using PA.


  • conexware

    It could only be put to the extract to/ window itself, however doing it via d&d is much better solution anyway



  • @TBGBe:

    This is all using windows explorer - so it does use the shell extension. 😕

    Or do you mean you want a seperate “context menu” option such as
    "extract to …\filename" ?

    Hmm, “other utilities” don’t have it, so maybe it would be another advantage to using PA.

    Where perhaps a browse to folder common dialog pops up? Interesting…

    I still like TBGBe original suggestion the best. (Wish I would have known about the right-click-drag-n-drop before I started hacking at the registry! - then I would not even have posted my hack that tried (in vein) to reinvent the wheel!) :o



  • @TBGBe:

    This is all using windows explorer - so it does use the shell extension. 😕

    Or do you mean you want a seperate “context menu” option such as
    "extract to …\filename" ?

    Hmm, “other utilities” don’t have it, so maybe it would be another advantage to using PA.

    Sorry - what I meant to say is that it is available under the RMB, like “Extract to”.
    It would then have to be named like “Extract to \multiple filenames” (or something
    similar)

    Thank you.
    brgds


 

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