Universal Extractor 1.6.1 rev 11

Jared Breland in System Utilities / File Compression

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User Rating: 3.2 (43 votes)

Universal Extractor is a program do to exactly what it says: extract files from any type of archive, whether it's a simple zip file, an installation program, or even a Windows Installer (.msi) package. This is still a work in progress (see details below), but so far it's proven quite useful and I feel others can also benefit from it.

I should stress that this application is not intended to be a general purpose archiving program. It will never replace WinRAR, 7-Zip, etc. What it will do is allow you to extract files from virtually any type of archive, regardless of source, compression method, etc. The original motivation behind this project was that I wanted an easy, convenient way to extract files from installation packages, such as Inno Setup or Windows Installer packages, without pulling up a command line every time. In the process I got a little carried away and ended up throwing in support for every kind of archive format I possibly could find.

Universal Extractor, like most of my Windows programs, is written in AutoIt, a powerful open source scripting language. Universal Extractor itself, however, is just a front-end that uses many other programs to do the dirty work. Please see the Credits section below for additional information.

Supported Formats:

As of v1.5, UniExtract uses TrID to determine the filetype of any given file. If this detection fails, file extensions are used as a backup identifier. The table below is a reference of known-supported filetypes and common extensions; any supported archive types should work regardless of actual extension.

Archive Type Common File Extension(s)

7-zip archive .7z, .exe
ACE archive .ace
ARC archive .arc
ARJ archive .arj, .exe
ASpack compressed file .exe
BIN/CUE CD-ROM image .bin, .cue
bzip2 archive .bz2, .tbz2, .tar.bz2
CPIO compressed file .cpio
Debian package .deb
DiscJuggler CD-ROM image .cdi
Encoded files .b64, .uu, .uue, .xx, .xxe, .yenc, .ntx
Gentee package .exe
gzip archive .gz, .tgz, .tar.gz
IMG floppy disk image .img
Inno Setup package .exe
Installer VISE package .exe
InstallShield Cabinet archive .cab, .1, .lib
InstallShield package .exe
ISO 9660 CD-ROM image .iso
KGB archive .kgb, kge, .exe
LZH compressed file .lzh, .lha
LZMA compressed file .lzma
LZO compressed file .lzo
LZW compressed file .Z, .tz, .tar.Z
LZX compressed file .lzx
MHTML file .mht
Microsoft Cabinet archive .cab, .exe, .imf
Microsoft Compiled Help file .chm
Microsoft compressed file .??_
Microsoft LIT e-book .lit
Microsoft Windows Help file .hlp
Nero CD-ROM images .nrg
NSIS package .exe
Oasis Document Format (ODF) document .odt, .odp, .odg, .ods
Office Open XML (OOXML) document .docx, .pptx, .xlsx
Outlook Express mail archive .dbx
PEA archive .pea
RAR archive .rar, .001, .exe
Reflexive Arcade package .exe
RoboForm package .exe
RPM package .rpm
SetupFactory package .exe
SIS (SymbianOS) packages .sis
StuffIt packages .sit
TAR archive .tar, .tbz2, .tgz, .tz, .tar.bz2, .tar.gz, .tar.z
UHARC archive .uha
UPX compressed file .exe, .dll
Windows Imaging Format image .wim
Windows Installer package .msi
Windows Installer patch .msp
Windows Update Standalone patch .msu
Wise Installer package .exe
ZIP archive .zip, .jar, .xpi, .wz, .exe
Zoo archive .zoo

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File Size: 5.2998046875 MB License: Freeware Price: FREE
Platform: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 x64, Windows 10, Windows 10 x64
Downloads: Total: 215 | This Month: 10 Released: 2017-06-12
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