When we download the whole catalogue of a brand new netlabel, we often get a bunch of compressed archives (ZIP/RAR format), one for release. Something like this:
If you want to extract them one by one, you will need a lot of time. But since we don’t want to waste our time extracting stuff, we will search for a batch extracting software that will do the dirty job for us. We need something that does this automagically:
eldino001.zip => C:\eldinonetlabel.com\eldino001\
eldino002.zip => C:\eldinonetlabel.com\eldino002\
eldino003.zip => C:\eldinonetlabel.com\eldino003\
eldino004.zip => C:\eldinonetlabel.com\eldino004\
For Windows, the best batch extracting tool is ExtractNow and it’s freeware and lightweight.
1. select all the ZIP/RAR archives you want to batch extract and drag&drop them into Extract Now window:
2. click on Extract:
3. have a tea while ExtractNow does its task:
If the exctraction goes fine, ExtractNow will trash the archive, else it will advice you (ex. when an archive is corrupted).
If you are a Mac user, you can select all the ZIPs, right click, Open With -> BOMArchiver.
ExtractNow is saving me hours of time and tons of pain, check it out, you will not come back 🙂
ITALIAN VERSION OF THIS POST: here.