Extract All equivalent ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Foxile, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Foxile macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2007
    Hi All

    I tried a search, but I couldn't see anything that answered my query.

    Does anyone know of a programme like Extract All, for the Mac please ?

    I have loads of RARs in subfolders and clicking through to extract them will take ages......Extract All allows me to select a higher level folder to start with and it will extract all the RARs it finds in subfolders automatically.

    I can't find anything like that for Mac.

    TIA :)
  2. samh macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    I imagine Automator could help you do this?

  3. Foxile thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2007
    I've never used Automator, but I had a quick look and it looks like it can do the reverse, but no what I need. Might just have to bite the bullet and boot into Windows :/
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    No need for Windows! :eek:

    1. Use a Spotlight search to find all rar files inside a certain folder point.
    That's the easiest. Then select them all and move/copy them to a new location.

    2. The joys of Unix shell scripting or AppleScript are designed exactly for such a task.
  5. Foxile thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2007
    I get the distinct feeling that most of the clever Apple coding is wasted on me ;)

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