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I think you all know that: you're getting a zip file and you don't know whether it contains all files in a folder or only the files. In order to not get a messed up directory, I never use "Extract here" but always use "Extract to <Foldername>" (using 7Zip).

Unfortunately, if the Zip file has a folder, there are always two folders, so I need to move the files up one directory level.

Is there a way to always extract into a folder but avoid duplicate folders like \ZipFileName\FolderInZip\?


I'm looking for context menu operations of ZIP files, not opening the ZIP file first. Speed is everything :-)

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When you open a zip archive in 7-Zip, the GUI will have a column called Folders. If all items contain a value in the Folders column, you don't have to unzip to a new separate folder.

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That's true, but requires even more clicks to first open the archive, click Extract, select the destination folder, press Ok and close 7Zip. Maybe I should mention that I extract via context menu only. – Thomas Weller Jan 10 '14 at 7:10

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