Add Or Edit Unzip Task

You use the Unzip Task dialog to configure a Task which involves unzipping one or more zip files. The Task will also decrypt files during unzipping that were encrypted while being zipped using AES encryption, an industry standard symmetric key encryption methodology. The Encryption Password and Keysize must match the settings used during the encryption process. The following sections explain the function and configuration of each field in the dialog.

Task ID
This field is generated by the application. It is the unique numeric identifier that the program uses to keep track of each Task. No configuration is necessary.

File Action
This field displays the type of Task that you are currently configuring.

Task Name
Use this field to give a unique name to the Task that you are currently configuring. Make sure to name your Tasks in a way that will easily identify them in the Task list window.

Task Description
Use this field to give a more detailed description of the Task that you are currently configuring.

Source Folder
Use this field to set the folder from which the Task is going to obtain the file(s). Click the Browse button to select a local or network folder. You may also type a valid folder path into the field directly. If you will be obtaining the files from a location on the network, make sure to use a UNC path (e.g. \\server_name\share_name) rather than a mapped drive letter (e.g. S:\share_name) because the NTS File Mover will not be able to access the folder by drive letter when the Job is run by the scheduler due to the constraints of the Windows operating system.

Assigned Files
Use this field to assign one or more files to the Task. The files must be valid zip archives. You can right click on a File To Be Unzipped in this list to unassign the file from the list of files to be processed by the Task. Click the Browse button (or right click on a File To Be Unzipped) to launch the Assign File(s) To Task dialog where you can edit the list of assigned files. For more information about the Assign File(s) To Task dialog, please refer to the Assign Files To Task section of this help file.

File Date Range
Click this button to launch a dialog that allows you to limit the date range of files that will be included in the Task. For more information about this feature, please refer to the Task Files Date Range section of this help file.

Destination Folder
Use this field to set the folder in which the Task is going to unzip the file(s). Click the Browse button to select a local or network folder. You may also type a valid folder path into the field directly. If you will be copying the files to a location on the network, make sure to use a UNC path (e.g. \\server_name\share_name) rather than a mapped drive letter (e.g. S:\share_name) because the NTS File Mover will not be able to access the folder by drive letter when the Job is run by the scheduler due to the constraints of the Windows operating system.

Add Date Stamp
Click this button to launch a dialog that allows you to create a destination root folder that contains a date/time stamp. For more information about this feature, please refer to the Create Date/Time Stamped Destination Root Folder Name section of this help file.

Do Not Use Subfolder Paths When Unzipping Files
Check this box when you want files in the Task's zip files to be unzipped only into the root of the Destination Folder even when the files originated from one or more subfolders in the zip archive. If this box is unchecked, files will be unzipped from the zip files and placed into subfolders under the Destination Folder as they existed at the time that they were zipped.

Encryption Password (Optional)
If the zip file was originally encrypted, use this field to set the password that will be used to decrypt the file(s) of the Task that you are currently configuring. This password needs to match the one used to encrypt the file(s). Type the password again in the Confirm Password field to make sure that you have entered your desired value.

Key Size
Use this field to set the Key Size that will be used to decrypt the file(s) of the Task that you are currently configuring. This key size needs to match the one used to encrypt the file(s).