Extracting files into existing folders WITHOUT destroying them

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rogersmj, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    This is the one thing I absolutely, positively cannot stand about OS X. Ever since I switched I've loved every minute of it and broken all of my bad Windows habits, except for the desire to be able to extract a complex Zip archive into an existing folder structure without completely replacing the folders that are there. It pisses me off that OS X can't do this, and it costs me a lot of time because then I have to manually place all of the files in the Zip archive into the appropriate folders by hand. I've Googled for a solution and have only found some half-baked scripts that sort of work. I would love to find a way to change this behavior in the GUI. Any help or suggested workarounds is appreciated so I can stop using my Windows box to extract Zip archives.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    You could always just run the command line zip utility from Terminal to gain more control over it. Start terminal and run "man zip".


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