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I do a lot of archive extraction per day.

Archives come in two types:

  • archive / folder / files


  • archive / files

When extracted, the first type ends up folder/files inside the base folder and the second ends up with only the files inside the base folder.

Because of this I choose Extract each archive to separate folder when mass extracting them.

The problem is that I end up with lots of redundant folders of the following kind: folder/folder/files.

I need a automated way to delete the that folder in the middle so that all of them end up in the following format: folder/files.

I'm using Windows 7. The archives are mostly RAR/ZIP with some being 7z, ACE.

Thank you.

PS: If there's a way to find out which archives have folders inside them and which do not would also be very useful.

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My gosh, that happens to me so much. – digitxp Oct 4 '10 at 19:59

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