.zip Archive Extraction inside Box.com

Occasional Contributor

.zip Archive Extraction inside Box.com

Hi does anyone know of an app that can extract large volumes inside Box.com and save them in a new folder?

Thanks,

              Barry

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Box Employee

Re: .zip Archive Extraction inside Box.com

We have a few partner integrations that can help with this use case. Here is the link to the Box App Gallery. If you search "Zip", you will see the relevant partner integrations.

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Occasional Contributor

Re: .zip Archive Extraction inside Box.com

Hi Murtza, 

 

I looked at all of these apps before but they make you download the .zip file to the desktop/mobile, unzip it locally and then upload into the cloud again. i am looking to do it directly in the cloud like how box zip's up a folder stack stored in an account and downloads but in reverse.

Any Ideas?

 

Thanks,

             Barry

 

 

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First-time Contributor

Re: .zip Archive Extraction inside Box.com

Just joined Box to see if they have what every other file sharing platform doesn't - A simple zip extraction option built into the platform. Alas, no :( 

 

When the majority of the world compress their files and folders together in zip's and share them, we surely deserve a better way of extracting them than downloading all locally and uploading to a platform for wider review/collaboration.

 

I think I have been spoilt for choice with my cPanel hosting tool that has offered this for over a decade. Perhaps I'm one of the few who has adopted this into their workflow but I'm not sure what baffles me the most... That no modern file management service offers it, or that there is seemingly minimal request for it. It's such a convenient tool!

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New Contributor

Re: .zip Archive Extraction inside Box.com

It would be very nice to see this added to Box!  We upload very large batches of files and zips would be faster however we cannot unzip them!

 

Plainview's Projectplace does it... why not box?

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New Contributor

Re: .zip Archive Extraction inside Box.com

Considering that any attempt to download a folder FROM BOX results in a .ZIP archive being downloaded, it is RIDICULOUS that Box fails to provide ANY MEANS to unzip after the fact or as (even optional?) part of an upload within the web client (i.e., to migrate large folders within Box from say a user account to a group folder).

Further adding insult to this inury is the fact that using their own Move/Copy on a sample gigantic folder with well over 10K files (as reported by their UI on that source folder) results in a half-baked copy that reports as having barely over 5K files for the destintion.  Um, Box can't count?!  Doing this ourselves and having to mess with ZIP files without any integrated support on the upside is a major FAIL, Box.com!

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First-time Contributor

Re: .zip Archive Extraction inside Box.com

HUGE fail and incredibly frustrating. Have spent hours migrating files and folders from dropbox to box only to find no inside extraction tool when all files were forced to be moved compressed. How could this have been overlooked?? I feel like surely this cannot be?