Extracting Files from Folders
When the Include Sub-Folders control is not selected, the Manage Folders
tool extracts files from the first-level sub-folders of a specified parent folder.
In this mode, the extraction tool does not recurse through sub-folders.
By default, the Extract Files from Folders tool moves (renames) files. To copy files,
select the Copy Files checkbox.
- Select the Extract Files from Folders checkbox.
- Choose a parent folder containing sub-folders.
Files will be extracted from the first-level sub-folders, not directly from the parent folder.
A parent folder can be chosen by browsing to it using the folder tree on the left-hand side of the screen or by
clicking the Extract From button.
- Choose the destination folder.
The destination folder is chosen by clicking the Extract To button and is the folder
into which all extracted files will be written.
- Ensure the Include Sub-Folders checkbox is NOT selected.
- Select the Copy Files checkbox.
- When the Copy Files checkbox is selected,
the Delete Empty Folders checkbox is automatically disabled.
- Select the Delete Empty Folders checkbox.
- When the Delete Empty Folders checkbox is selected,
the Copy Files checkbox is automatically disabled.
- Change the type of files to extract using the Move / Copy
- Click the Check button.
If the check succeeds, all files of the specified type that are contained in the first-level sub-folders are displayed
in the Files To Be Moved / Copied area.
During checking, the Extract Files from Folders tool:
- Can append, in parentheses, the name of the appropriate source sub-folder to any duplicate filename it encounters.
- Will ask the user how to proceed if a corresponding filename is already present in the destination folder.
- Will report if there is insufficient free disk space.
- Click OK to extract the files to the destination folder.