Universal Extractor v1.6 [Download of the Day]

Published Date
22 - Sep - 2010
| Last Updated
05 - May - 2014
 
Universal Extractor v1.6 [Download of the Day]

Ever become rather frustrated knowing that though you had the archive, you had no real means to extract it? Are you tired of figuring out which utility will open what? Well then, Universal Extractor is for you…it can UniExtract anything, compress or archive nothing.

By using a variety of utilities at the backend, this 5.3MB download can decompress the following file formats of archives, packages, disc images, installers and documents:

 

File formats

Archive Type

File Extension(s)

7-zip archive

.7z, .exe
ACE archive
.ace, .exe
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

HTC NBH ROM image

.nbh

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, .txz, .tz,

.tar.bz2, .tar.gz, .tar.xz, .tar.Z

 

UHARC archive

.uha

UPX compressed file

.exe, .dll

Windows Imaging Format image

.wim

Windows Installer merge module

.msm

Windows Installer package

.msi

Windows Installer patch

.msp

Windows Update Standalone patch

.msu

Wise Installer package

.exe

XZ compressed file

.xz, .txz, .tar.xz

ZIP archive

.zip, .jar, .xpi, .wz, .exe

Zoo archive
.zoo

Not only is it near universal in compatibility, but the developer, found at LegRoom.net, thought it fit that it support 41 languages; calling it internationalization. Like any true open source classic, contributions run both ways, and here various translators have written language pack add-ons for it, and various source codes have been openly credited by the developer - with complete lists of both found here, as well as the program’s own source and dev diary.

Here’s a look at what went through his mind when creating it:

“The original motivation behind this project was to create an easy, convenient way to extract files from various types of installation packages without the need to remember arcane command line switches or track down separate utilities to handle the unpacking. Over time, and with the encouragement of its many users and the fine folks over on the MSFN forum, it has evolved into a mature and very capable unarchiving utility that many, including myself, find indispensable.”

 

Not much needs to be said about the utility. It does what it does, extracts, fast. It provides all the context menu options you’d ever require, and thereby is there when you need it. Quite simply put, it deserves a promotion (with screenshots in the hall of fame).

You can download Universal Extractor v1.6.1 from here, and check out our other lifesaving Download of the Day software here.

 

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Abhinav LalAbhinav Lal

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