How to Unzip Multiple Files into Same Folder

unzip command line

Have you downloaded multiple zip files from Google Drive and are now looking to unzip them all into a single folder?

This guide will walk you through the steps for both Mac and Windows platforms.

In the below example, we will use the folder "allinone" to unzip to.

How To


Open Terminal:

The Terminal application can be located in your Applications folder, specifically under Utilities.

Alternatively, use Spotlight to search for it by pressing Cmd + Space.


Navigate to the Directory:

Change to the directory where your ZIP files are stored by using the cd command. For instance:

mkdir allinone

unzip '*.zip' -d allinone


Open PowerShell:

Access Windows PowerShell by pressing the Windows key + X.

Choose either “Windows PowerShell” or “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” for elevated privileges.


Navigate to the Directory:

Move to the directory containing your ZIP files with the command:

cd your-file-path\allinone

Get-ChildItem *.zip | Expand-Archive -DestinationPath .\allinone -Force

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