AnyZip, files can be extracted from an archive using any one of
three options. These are extraction through
drag-and-drop, through the Windows Explorer
interface, using the AnyZip Menu and
with AnyZip Wizard.
Extraction through Drag-and-Drop
In order to extract files using the
drag-and-drop option, open the archive file in the AnyZip main window.
From this window, click on the files to be extracted. With these
files highlighted, drag-and-drop files into the target directory,
as in the screenshot below, which shows files being extracted to
the Windows Desktop, using the drag-and-drop option.
Figure: Drag-Drop Extraction
Extraction through Windows Explorer
This option allows you to extract
all the files in an archive to a specified directory on your computer.
In order to do so, right click on the archive file in the Windows
Explorer. In the resultant sub-menu, you have four choices for extracting
the files, as shown in the screenshot below:
Figure: Windows Explorer Extraction
[Extract To]: This option allows
you to specify the Windows folder to which the files are to be extracted,
before you can run the extract process. When you select this option,
the Extract window is launched from where you can select
the target folder for extracting the files and folders within the
archive to. Please note that this option will extract all files
and folders within the archive to the target location. For further
information on the various extraction options, please click here.
[Extract Here]: When you select
this option, AnyZip extracts all the files and folders within the
archive into the directory where the archive file is located. In
doing so, AnyZip preserves the original file path for all the extracted
files and creates the sub-folders exactly as in the original files.
[Extract to folder Current location\Zip
File Name]: This option is similar to the Extract Here option
in that AnyZip extracts the contents of the file to the folder in
which the archive file is located. However, in this option you can
also specify that AnyZip should create a sub-folder bearing the
same name as the archive file. This option is useful if you would
like to extract the contents of the archive without overwriting
any files already in the target folder that may potentially be overwritten
by the extraction. The screenshot below shows the results of such
an extraction for the file titled NewArchive.zip. In this instance,
AnyZip has created a new folder with the same name as the archive
file, which contains all the files within the archive with the proper
Figure: Extraction to Current Location
[Extract to Folder]: This option
allows you to specify the target folder from the Folder
You can also run an extraction using
the menu command [Action | Extract]
or the Extract button from the AnyZip Toolbar.
for more details.
If the extraction process contains
Read-Only files, Hidden files or other System files which will overwrites
similar files, AnyZip displays a warning, which is as shown below:
Overwrite Confirmation Window
Overwrite to replace the file in the target directory with that
in the archive file. However, it is recommended that instead of
overwriting such files, you either take a backup of the files prior
to overwrite or select No from the above screen.
the end of the extraction process the target directory for the extraction
is displayed in a new window, to enable you access the extracted
Figure: Open Window after extraction
note that if the complete path of the folders was stored when the
files were added to the archive, the extraction will recreate the
same directory tree in the target folder as well. Please note that
when you perform an extraction through this route, all the files
in the archive will be extracted to the target directory.