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I have a zip file It contains two folders that contain a bunch of zip files -- PASS/, FAIL/, FAIL/

On linux it is trivial to unzip these in a couple of steps:

$ unzip
$ echo FAIL/*.zip PASS/*.zip | xargs -n1 unzip

Some windows users complain that it is cumbersome to unzip all the files on windows. (There are dozens of zips inside the main zip.) Is there a mechanism that would allow them to expand the contents of all of the files at once?

Some customer boxes are newer, but there are many that are still using WinXP.

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Give them unzip.exe and a batch script like

for %%i in (FAIL\*.zip PASS\*.zip) do unzip %%i
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Also check out – Pat Sep 13 '13 at 17:02

Try ExtractNow. I haven't tested this feature myself, but it does claim to support it.

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See this

"Nested archive handling (recursively extract archives that were packed in other archives)."

OS: Windows 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista

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This appears to be nonfunctional. Pointed it at a folder with a zip archive as described above (with ~60 archives inside), and it says it extracted 2 archives. No output seen on the disk. – bstpierre Oct 27 '10 at 1:16

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