Extracting Archives and Removing Files

Once an archive has been opened in Ark, it can be extracted. To quick extract files from an archive, you can select Extract from the Action menu. This opens a submenu with previously accessed folders, and you can select to quick extract into any of them. Clicking on the check mark at the right side of the Extract button in the toolbar performes the same action.

To open the Extract dialog click the Extract button in the toolbar or use the shortcut Ctrl+E. This dialog allows you to select where you will extract files to. The default location is the folder the archive is in.

You can specify to extract the files into a subfolder. The default name of this subfolder is the first part of the archive name, but you can edit it to your needs. If you want to preserve paths when extracting, select this option. You may also choose to open the destination folder in Konqueror or Dolphin or close Ark once the extraction is complete.

If a file in the archive list is highlighted, you can also select which files to extract:

  • Selected files only extracts only the files which have been selected.

  • All files extracts the entire contents of the archive.

To extract a single file from an archive, click on the filename and drag it to the target folder

Extracting files from an archive does not change the archive and its contents. Use ActionDelete (Del) for this task.