Is there a way I can extract SHIFT-JIS encoded ZIP files without changing my locale to Japan?

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  1. Tomato Hentai
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    I'm unable to correctly extract the contents of SHIFT-JIS encoded ZIP files without the file and folder names being read as if they were encoded in UTF-8 and becoming corrupted, which is kinda a pain in the ass since what I'm extracting requires that the files be named correctly, and to go and rename them all to what they're supposed to be would take a horrendously long time.
    The only methods I've found thus far have been for Ubuntu, which really doesn't help considering the computer I'm using is running on Windows 8.1.
     
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  2. Daggot

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    しかたがない I think I remember having this problem but in the end I just gave up. My condolences.
     
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    If you don't end up finding a solution, and you have permission to install software on your computer, you could always install a virtual machine with Ubuntu in it (using VirtualBox or perhaps QEMU) and use that. Most VMs offer shared folders or networking, so getting files in and out of the VM shouldn't be difficult.
     
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