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Decompress Compressed Packages (many files per archive)

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:01 pm
by xxxliqu1dxxx
Hi - I am unable to decompress my sz compressed package (many files per archive) and my restore attempts just copy the .sz file from right to left.

Repro steps
Created backup with Use Compressed Packages (many files per archive) option checked.
Selected .sz as file format.
No compression
No encryption
Start
It created a 25gb file called : Backup 6548.10292.7.10292-2021-09-15 09.09.50

Now I want to restore
Clicked restore wizard
Browsed to my backup location
It found the file
I click from right to left
Clicked start

Expected result
Decompressed files on the left

Actual result
The .sz file was copied instead of decompressing.

Since there's no standalone tool yet - how would I go about decompressing these backups?

Thanks,

Re: Decompress Compressed Packages (many files per archive)

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:24 pm
by xxxliqu1dxxx
I think I found the solution, but I would not call it intuitive... but it says "unzipping" now...

I created a new profile.
I moved files from "left to right".
but I ticked the box Unzip all zip or Sz files which are copied to the destination.

Since the "move" was instant, local computer, it started unzipping right away.

I am not sure how this can be achieved from the restore wizard, but creating a profile from scratch did allow me to tick that box.

Thanks,

Re: Decompress Compressed Packages (many files per archive)

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:01 pm
by tobias
Hello,
thanks for the feedback, this will be improved in future updates, and especially the upcoming standalone SzArchiver tool will be useful.