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Universal Extractor 1.6.1

Jared Breland - 5.3MB (Freeware)

Version: 1.6.1

Size: 5.3MB

Date Added: Sep 28, 2014

License: Freeware

Languages: Multi-languages

Publisher: Jared Breland


OS: Windows XP/ Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8

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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.
Version 1.6.1

  • Added support for Windows Installer merge modules (.msm) via MsiX
  • Added support for NBH files via NBHextract
  • Added translations for Armenian, Czeck, Persian (Farsi), Serbian, Swedish
  • Changed 7-Zip unpacking behavior; now attempts brute force extraction only after External PEiD scan; change due to aggressive .exe resource extraction in new versions
  • Changed Windows installer support (.msi, .msp) to use MsiX instead of msi2xml
  • Changed LZMA support to use 7-Zip for extraction
  • Changed FEAD support to use PEiD rather than TrID for detection
  • Changed following formats to call 7z by name (also see 7-Zip debug comment): bz2, chm, gz, tar, Z this is mostly for code cleanup; functionality should be the same
  • Fixed InstallShield 5.x regression in 1.6 preventing successful extraction
  • Fixed bug in extraction of non-TAR LZW compressed files
  • Fixed bug that prevented picking files after toggling history option
  • Fixed bug in display of history combo boxes when no items listed
  • Fixed cosmetic bug in Visual C++ SFX status dialog
  • Fixed cosmetic bug in status dialogs due to extra padding by AutoIt
  • Removed lzma helper binary
  • Removed msi2xml helper binary and MSXML download link on MSI selection page
  • Removed Windows NT 4.0 support from installer
  • Removed debug output for 7-Zip, arj, hlp; buffers output, preventing proper user feedback and input prompts
  • Updated success/fail detection to check output directory timestamp; can detect cases where files are overwritten, which old method missed; will still consider failed if user chooses not to overwrite files, or if all files are written to a subdirectory of the output directory
  • Updated RPM and DEB support to extract interim CPIO and TAR files
  • Updated FEAD support to workaround read-only permission issue
  • Updated Zip support to log unzip output and permit minor reported unzip errors
  • Updated PEiD detection of Microsoft SFX cab files for more reliable extraction
  • Updated some UniExtract window sizes for better internationalization support
  • Updated translations for Italian, Korean, Russian
  • Updated 7-Zip to 9.13 beta
  • Updated AutoIt to and replaced deprecated _ArrayCreate UDF
  • Updated InfoZip unzip to 6.0.0
  • Updated Inno Setup to 5.3.9
  • Updated innounp to 0.31 (supports Inno Setup 5.3.9)
  • Updated InstallExplorer WCX to 0.9.2
  • Updated MSI WCX to 1.2.1
  • Updated PEiD to 0.95
  • Updated UnRAR to 3.93


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Latest Version
Universal Extractor 1.6.1
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