Features: Includes updates and program improvements by gora, SendTo shortcut is on by default, Quick Launch only offered to Vista or bellow
Size: 5.64 MB
Universal Extractor is a program designed to decompress and extract files from any type of archive or installer, such as ZIP or RAR files, self-extracting EXE files, application installers, etc. The full list of supported formats can be found in the table below. It's able to support so many varied file formats by utilizing the many backend utilities listed in the credits at the bottom of the page.
Please note that Universal Extractor is not intended to be a general purpose archiving program. It cannot (and never will) create archives, and therefore cannot fully replace archivers such as 7-Zip or WinRAR. What it will do, however, is allow you to extract files from virtually any type of archive, regardless of source, file format, compression method, etc.
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.
ComponentList = 'docs - Documentation and licensing information | lang - Language files for internationalization support | kgb - Support for KGB files | pea - Support for Pea files | sit - Support for StuffIt files'; TaskList = 'associate - Enable Explorer context menu integration | associate\files - Add UniExtract Files... to context menu | associate\here - Add UniExtract Here to context menu | associate\subdir - Add UniExtract to Subdir to context menu | associate\force - Force association with all supported archive formats | modifypath - Add Universal Extractor to your system path | sendtoicon - Create a SendTo icon | desktopicon - Create a Desktop icon | quicklaunchicon - Create a Quick Launch icon'; ParameterList = '/APPENDEXT - Enables using TrID to identify and append file extensions to unknown files | /NOHISTORY - Disables archive and directory history functionality | /NOREMOVEDUPE - Duplicate files extracted by InstallExplorer will not be removed | /NOREMOVETEMP - Temporary files extracted by WUN will not be removed | /NOWARNEXECUTE - Do not display warning prompt before executing files for extraction | /NOUPDATE - Disables automatic update functionality';