Monday, January 13, 2014

Extract all files from folders

How to extract all files from folders (Windows 7) :

Sometimes the solution for different PC problems are actually very simple and can be found just in front of us but we are not able to notice them. That situation I had when I try to extract some of many files from tons of my PC folders. Like every beginner I start to do typical cut-paste work for every single folder and then at the end I realize that it is necessary to find some more practical solution which will not take so much time. In fact everything I needed is folder search and then one cut-paste for all of my files. If you had the same problem here is what you need to do in a few simple steps :

Before Start : Let's say that you own a folder at desktop called Music. In that folder you have more sub folders (in this case) they are House, Rock and Rap. All of that sub folders have some .mp3 files which you wish to extract (cut) to central folder Music and then to delete sub folders (see picture).

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Step 1 : Enter in central folder (in this example Musicthat contains sub folders with files that you wont to extract and then put your mouse point at search on the top - right window (like on the picture belove).


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Step 2 : In search box write the name of files extension that you want to extract from sub folders. In this case because this sub folders House, Rap and Rock contains only music files you need to write .mp3.


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Step 3 : The results will show you .mp3 files from all sub folders that you have. Now use Ctrl+A to select all files or your mouse to select just some of them. After that do Right Click - Cut (or Copy in case that you wont only to copy files not to extract them).


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Step 4 : When you made Cut or Copy simply remove words .mp3 from your Search box and go back to main folder Music. All you need to do after that is Right Click - Paste.

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Step 5 : Congratulations!  You extract (or copy) all of your files from this three folders (which are now completely empty in case that you use Cut option) to central folder Music.  Now you can delete or save them depends on what you wont to do.

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IMPORTANT : This is just an simple example how extraction of files from folders work. Your folders can be otherwise arranged with more or less files in them with different types and extensions. 

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