Universal Extractor 1.6.1

Strictly dedicated to extracting archives, this powerful utility will help you get ahold of any file and folder in the blink of an eye
Universal Extractor is an application destined to extract virtually any type of archive available in today’s market: RAR, ZIP, 7Z, EXE, TAR, NRG, ISO, DLL, you name it; this program is able to process all of them at incredible speed.

Strictly dedicated to extraction

There’s no other purpose to this program than extracting the contents of archives. As such, you cannot rely on it to create archives. Also, the number of files it can process simultaneously is restricted to one, so batch decompressing is not possible.

Integrates in the context menu

On the upside, it integrates itself into the Explorer’s context menu for easy and comfortable access. This feature is configurable during installation where, at one point, you can select the shortcuts to be bundled in the right-click menu: “Add UniExtract Files”, “Add UniExtract Here”, and “Add UniExtract to Subdir”.

Lightweight and easy to use

The application’s interface is incredibly simple with just two visible fields: one for the source file and one for the destination folder. The Preferences section allows you to set up the language of the application and the debug file directory. Plus, you can check options for enabling warnings before executing files, removing duplicate files, removing temporary files, or for appending missing file extensions.

Minds its own business

Universal Extractor doesn’t pass as a competitor for much evolved software such as WinZip, WinRar or 7-Zip, since it lacks archiving abilities. Please bear in mind that it’s only meant to be used as a decompression utility. There is also a portable edition available.

To end with

Although Universal Extractor's features don’t quite make the list, the purpose it was built for is carried out nicely with each task. It's ready for use from the moment it is deployed on your system, also integrating in the context menu for enhanced ease of access.

Reviewed by Elena Opris on July 31st, 2014

Also available: Portable Universal Extractor


our in-depth analysis
Editor's Review
EXCELLENT
last updated on:
May 12th, 2010, 8:30 GMT
file size:
5.3 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Jared Breland
license type:
GPL 
operating system(s):
Windows All
category:
C: \ Compression tools
download hub:
Open RAR ( + 3 others )

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softpedia rating

5.0/5

user rating 326

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4.2/5
 

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2 Screenshots
Universal Extractor - The application can extract the data wrapped in an RAR file and you can set the destination directory.Universal Extractor - From the Preferences window you can adjust various features of the application.
What's New in This Release:
  • Added support for environmental variables (eg., specify %temp% for debug dir)
  • Added support for XZ compressed files and txz/tlz archives via 7-Zip
  • Added support for Windows Installer merge modules (.msm) via MsiX
  • Added support for NBH files via NBHextract
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Application description

Universal Extractor is a program to do exactly what it says: extract files from any type of archive, whether it's a si...

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