on Extract to begin files extraction.
are several ways to extract files from an archive: the most intuitive is to
click the "Extract" button and let the extraction dialog appear. The
extraction dialog shows all the options you may want to set before extracting
files, like destination folder or the behaviour of the program when it is going
to overwrite files in the destination folder. If
no file is selected in ZipGenius files list, "All Files" option
will be selected automatically; if one or more files are selected,
ZipGenius automatically will check the "Only selected files"
option. Beside these options, you can see the options "Only files of
type", which allows to extract only certain file types, and "By
folder", which allows to extract files related to a certain folder
(files have to be stored with path info).
There are also other ways to extract files: in the extraction dialog
you will find a useful sidebar with links to common system folders (Desktop, My
Documents and so on): click on a link to set that as the destination path.
Also the "Extract" button and the popup menu have been enhanced with a
new submenu called "Extract to...", where you will find the same list
of common links: just select some file, right click and choose where to extract
them. If you right click with no file selected, ZG will extract all files in
option allows to rebuild of the original folder structure if files have been
stored together with folder info.
extraction ends, it will open the destination folder.
setup file is in the archive ("SETUP" should appear in the status
bar), ZipGenius will run that file at the end of extraction procedure.
extraction ends, ZipGenius will shutdown itself.
have also to tell ZipGenius how to behave when it is going to extract files
already existing in the destination folder:
overwrite - files already existing will be skipped.
Overwrite - files already existing will be replaced.
files - extracts and updates only file already existing in the destination
folder; existing files will be replaced only if older than the compressed
files - extracts new files and updates existing files if compressed versions
Before Overwrite - ZipGenius will ask you what to do.
box you can set in which folder ZipGenius will extract files. You can use the
tree view to browse folders or you can type directly the path in the related
field. Check "Create a folder from archive name" if you want to
create a subfolder in the destination path whose name derives from archive file
name. Example: if archive name is "MyArc.zip" and destination path is
"C:\Temp", ZipGenius will create a subfolder and the destination path
will be "C:\Test\MyArc".
Any path you will write in the destination field, it will be checked and
non-existing subfolders will be created automatically, so if you write
"C:\Test\MyFolder" and "MyFolder" doesn't exists in
"C:\Test", ZipGenius will create that automatically.
have a PocketPC?
can force ZipGenius to add it to the destination folders list of the extraction
dialog. When you set "PocketPC" as destination, ZipGenius will extract
files in the ActiveSync? synchronization folder, where any changes to files and
folders reflects on your mobile devices each time you connect it to your desktop
PC. For further info see ActiveSync help file and read the PocketPC? page
of this help file.
Under Windows XP you are allowed to write files to a CD-R without using external
applications. When you do that, Windows XP copy files to be burned to a special
location that Windows XP represents as your CD-R writer device. You can extract
files to that location by choosing "CD-R/RW" in the destination
folders list. This feature is also available in ZipGenius popup menu and in the
sidebar, for quick extraction to this location but with a small difference: when
using this feature from the popup menu, ZipGenius will use path info by default;
if you don't want to rebuild original folder structure in the CD-R folder of
Windows XP, you have to go to "Options">"Advanced
Settings">"Misc. settings" and to check "Extract to
CD-R without folders". This procedure is not necessary when using the
common extraction dialog, because the CD-R/RW writer is treated as a common
folder. If you have special UDF applications (such as Ahead's InCD?) you can
directly write files to a CD-RW because InCD overrides the system default
behaviour and it's able to write files in real time to CD-RWs.
Extracting an entire folder.
Sometimes you may need to extract an entire folder from an archive and
you can choose the specific option from the extraction dialog, just as you can
Anyway there is a faster and easier way to achieve the same result:
- Open an archive: ZipGenius should show the directory structure in the
"Folder" view on the left of its window:
- Browse folders to find the one you want to extract
- Select that folder and drag that to any other Windows folder (or to the
desktop) by holding the left mouse button and moving the mouse
- Release the mouse button to begin extraction.