UnZipping Zip file with internal files with same name Solved

  1.    #1

    UnZipping Zip file with internal files with same name


    Hello - I am needing help in unzipping a zip file with multiple instances of same file name.

    For example, the file name xxx48197 exists 66 times in this particular zip file. When I attempt to extract, I get the warning message "The Destination as 66 files with same names" with options of Replace, skip, or Decide.

    How can I extract these files - with a result of xxx 48197 copy (1), xxx48197 copy(2) etc - like Windows does when copying a file that already exists?

    thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    #2

    Decide..
    And then check both Source and Destination Check Box at top of decide dialog

    Or use 7zip and select Auto-Rename
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    #3

    Welcome to TenForums!

    Question: What program are you using to unzip the files? There should be an option to extract the folder structure along with the files. Since you cannot have 2 files in the same folder with exactly the same name, I would think that the multiple instances of the file with the same name would more than likely be in different folders. If you expand the folder structure and not just the files into one folder, I would hope that this would resolve the issue.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 42,082
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #4

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Decide..
    And then check both Source and Destination Check Box at top of decide dialog

    Or use 7zip and select Auto-Rename
    Correct answer. Dellis81, once you have done it this simple way, you can examine the output folder and decide what stays and goes.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 6,440
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.14.3 Beta (18D21c)
       #5

    You can open the zip and drag the files into a folder or just open the files inside the zip and not extract the zip.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    #6

    Thank you all for your suggestions - I tried all the ideas, but hte one that worked was Kyhi's installing 7-zip and finding the auto name feature. Appreciate everyone's help and will be back to this forum. I wasted to much time yesterday, when all I needed to do was ask :) Thank you!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 42,082
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #7

    Dellis81 said: View Post
    Thank you all for your suggestions - I tried all the ideas, but hte one that worked was Kyhi's installing 7-zip and finding the auto name feature. Appreciate everyone's help and will be back to this forum. I wasted to much time yesterday, when all I needed to do was ask :) Thank you!
    Glad that worked for you. Really is the simplest way. And come back anytime.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hi, I have an SSD (Drive C:) with limited storage so I moved my Onedrive folder into another storage drive (Drive F:), is there a way I can now move folders from another Internal Dive (Drive D:) to the Onedrive location? Thanks Jim
I've been trying to find a definitive answer to this question on the internet but can't seem to find one! Can you unzip a password protected Zip file in Windows 10 without using third-party software? The reason for asking is because a...
I always found it very slow copying files as a network share from Host to PC e.g. at 10 MB/s. Today, I had to copy a file, and it blitzed along at 80 MB/S which is not far off my hard drive maximum speed. This is using 16299 Fast/Slow Ring...
Hi I hope you may be able to help with this issue. I have had a Sansa Clip Zip 8GB mp3 player for several years now and it has always worked well for me. I prefer to manage and listen to my music with the player in MTP mode, which gives me...
Hi all! I have been running two 3.5" hard drives internally in my stationary computer for some time now, one is 2TB and the other is 4TB. As I have recently switched to a laptop setup I wanted to bring these two drives with me for storage, so I...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03.
Find Us