SevenZipArchive.ExtractToDirectory method

Extracts all the files in the archive to the directory provided.

public void ExtractToDirectory(string destinationDirectory, string password = null)
Parameter Type Description
destinationDirectory String The path to the directory to place the extracted files in.
password String Optional password for decryption.


exception condition
ArgumentNullException destinationDirectory is null.
PathTooLongException The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based platforms, paths must be less than 248 characters and file names must be less than 260 characters.
SecurityException The caller does not have the required permission to access existing directory.
NotSupportedException If directory does not exist, path contains a colon character (:) that is not part of a drive label (“C:").
ArgumentException destinationDirectory is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters. You can query for invalid characters by using the System.IO.Path.GetInvalidPathChars method. -or- path is prefixed with, or contains, only a colon character (:).
IOException The directory specified by path is a file. -or- The network name is not known.


If the directory does not exist, it will be created.


using (var archive = new SevenZipArchive("archive.7z")) 

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