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Old 10-04-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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Hey guys, quick question. I have a 7zip file (*.7z) and I know how to extract it. Both 7Zip and WinRAR (though 7Zip works better, obviously) can extract .7z files. However I cannot seem to figure something out.

My friend has a bunch of e-books that he wanted to send to me. For simplicity and neatness, he zipped them all together in 7zip format. I can unzip them all easily enough, but there are hundreds of e-books this dude has! I don't wanna unzip ALL of them, just a few choice ones. I can't manage to do that though. In both WinRAR and 7Zip, any option to extract them, no matter if I highlight 1, all, none, right-click 1 and tell it to extract to spesific, no matter what I do, both programs start extracting ALL of them into the spesified folder.

Is there a way to extract single, spesifc files from a .7z and not the entire thing? Thats easily done in .zip and .rar files, but it just dosen't wanna work in .7z for me. o.O
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:50 PM   #2
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7z x archive.7z filename_of_file_you_want_extracted
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:08 PM   #3
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:P Little more Layman's terms if you please? Not all of us are that computer savvy if it helps, i'm using Win2k.
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:31 PM   #4
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I think Data means you have to use command line for that purpose.
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:48 PM   #5
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In 7ZIP GUI manager select multiple files you like to extract by holding CTRL key while selecting. Selected files should change background color and when you press extract, only those files will extract.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:45 PM   #7
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These are not exactly eBooks. LOL

What OS and what 7-zip version do you have?

It should change background color for complete line, not only for file name.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:52 PM   #8
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Shhh :P They're e-books as far as i'm concerned.

OS is Windows2k, (Don't mind the color, I just saved them as very low-rez .gifs to save time uploading them.) and 7-zip is version 4.32.

Dunno why it only highlights a little bit, but it does.
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guis
in the end they are only limiting the flexibility of the tools.
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:39 PM   #10
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Couldn't agree more, but in some cases it saves a lot of time.

@ MrBackAlleySka - something is wrong with your 7Zip installation (not sure if archive might be wrong)

When you select those, you press Extract? Try right click one of them and select 'copy to'.
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