[EN] Netlabel for Dummies #8: how-to batch extract zip/rar compressed archives in separate folders (one folder for archive)

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:

eldino001.zip
eldino002.zip
eldino003.zip
eldino004.zip

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:

extractnow1

2. click on Extract:

extractnow2

3. have a tea while ExtractNow does its task:

extractnow3

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.

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5 risposte a [EN] Netlabel for Dummies #8: how-to batch extract zip/rar compressed archives in separate folders (one folder for archive)

  1. FAbio ha detto:

    Se posso, consiglio anche 7Zip, ha pure lui, tal funzione.

    OT: automagically, sembra di sentire un mio docente in università, è fantastico leggere in giro questa parola.

  2. eldino ha detto:

    no con 7zip non puoi farlo, ti estrae tutto ma non in cartelle singole e separate 🙂 fa un casino immane. ecco perchè esistono tools come ExtractNow pensati per questo scopo 😉

    automagically rules 🙂 anche il tuo professore legge “il blog di eldino” lol

  3. FAbio ha detto:

    Allora ho letto male di cosa riusciva a fare ExtractNow in confronto a 7Zip, sorry.

    OT: ma può ben essere 🙂 , è il tipico informatico, e lui tiene il corso di Sistemi Operativi, e proprio quando un’operazione sembra fantasmagorica, dice: automagicamente.

  4. […] zips you have got, just point the great freeware ExtractNow (for Windows) to this folder and run it as explained here. After some minutes, you will get something like this (one subfolder each zip […]

  5. […] When the download of all the releases is ended, you will get a folder with 104 ZIPs inside. If you want to batch extract them in a painless way, just follow this tutorial! […]

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