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How to extract all files at once from multiple folders


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#1 KittiDS

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:22 PM

On my old computer (vista) I could highlight multiple folders extract all and it would dump all files into a single folder, is there a way to do this using Windows 8? I've tried the "extract all" feature but it just unzips the contents of whichever single folder I right clicked on.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 12:33 AM

open the folder from which you want to extract the files and  press F3 and type in *.* (asterisk dot asterisk). This will show you the contents of the folder and its subfolders. select the files which may be there scrolling under folder select them and copy them to another folder. I hope this may solve your problem



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 12:45 AM

Thank you for the response, I should have specified that I'm referring to ZIP files.

 

Your tip is still helpful and I'm sure I'll use it in the future, but it doesn't work on compressed files. Thanks!



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 05:42 PM

I found this topic on a google search for similar and even though it's an old thread I wanted to reply with a solution I found.

 

In Windows 10, open the folder that contains your zip archives.  In the search panel for the folder type either *.zip or *.rar or *.whatever file extension your archive uses.  This will return the top file for each archive.  Select all the files that return in the view and you can right click and select your extract options (assuming you have the corresponding extract manager integrated into command menu.






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