Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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.

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Give them unzip.exe and a batch script like

for %%i in (FAIL\*.zip PASS\*.zip) do unzip %%i
share|improve this answer
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.

share|improve this answer

See this

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

OS: Windows 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista

share|improve this answer
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

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .