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Extract only single folder from RAR archive with exclusions

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can somebody assit me with command line syntax of WinRAR (or some other exctacting software) to resolve my issue?

I have .RAR archive of 54 GB in size, so my script must work at first shot. I am testing with smaller archive, but without sucess.
Now, the structure inside .RAR is like this:
some other folders

I only need some specific FOLDERS under IMPORTANT-FOLDER (not the whole sub-tree!). Under IMPORTANT-FOLDER, structure is like this:
     - wwwroot
     - database
     - logs
     - wwwroot
     - database
     - logs
     - wwwroot
     - database
     - logs

So, I need to extract everything ONLY from IMPORTANT-FOLDER, EXCEPT "logs" folder into C:\domains.
I already tried with syntax:

WinRAR.exe x -ibck -r -y -ow -x*\logs\* test.rar IMPORTANT-FOLDER\ c:\

...but this syntax extract all folders, not only IMPORTANT-FOLDER.
I would extract it elsewhere, but still I'd need to filter it somehow. Problem is speed and time, because processing this large .RAR archive takes few hours, and I do not want to test.

Thanx for any suggestions.
Andrej Pirman

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