Hi! So this is a weird one (to me, perhaps not to my betters):
I have a collection of .ZIP files that are organized into various folders inside of a main folder on my drive. For example:
H:\Documents\July 2012\ABCArchive - July 2012.ZIP
H:\Documents\August 2012\ABCArchive - August 2012.ZIP
And so forth. There are many folders and ZIP archives within this main folder. What I am trying to do is extract each archive into their respective folders to maintain their organization. Because there are so many folders and files, it would be incredibly tedious to go into each folder, right-click each archive and "extract here..."
Each archive has a common string: ABCArchive. My thought was to search within the main folder for "ABCArchive", let the search results populate, select all of the archives at once, right-click and "Extract here" - "here" being, I assume, where the files are actually located.
So that's what I did. WinRAR (and I've also tried this with PeaZIP) chugs along for about two hours and then completes...something...that took two hours. I say this because when I check out any of the folders to ensure the archives were extracted, they were not. The extraction program was obviously extracting the files, but not to the "here" that I assumed it was.
My only idea as to where the files are actually going is the nebulous black hole of the "search results" which is not an actual file location but merely an index of searched files and that perhaps, after the extraction process is complete, the computer decides "yeah, we can't extract these archives here, because here is not a place."
But here's the other strange part: After the extraction process is complete, it appears that the available space on my drive has been reduced, even though there doesn't appear to be any actual extracted files with which to create a reduction. Where were those files extracted to?!
I hope this makes sense. I could really use some input on this. Thanks in advance to all who took the time.
Edited by ultranothing, 10 August 2017 - 07:40 PM.