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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.


  1. Select the Extract Files from Folders checkbox.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Ensure the Include Sub-Folders checkbox is NOT selected.
  5. Optionally,
    • 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 drop-down control.
  6. 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.
  7. Click OK to extract the files to the destination folder.


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