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Universal Extractor Portable 1.6.1 Dev Test 5

Application: Universal Extractor
Category: Utilities
Description: 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.

Download Universal Extractor Portable 1.6.1 Development Test 5 [781KB download / 11.4MB installed]

Release Notes:
Development Test 5 (2011-1-13):

  • Updated installer and launcher (launcher to 2.1 b)
  • simplified appinfo and launcher ini

Development Test 4 (2010-08-30):

  • Revised the Launcher ini.
  • updated download url for the online installer.

Development Test 3 (2010-08-15):

  • UniExtract did not put cache in Data/settings but instead in %TEMP%... fixed (hopefully)

Development Test 2 (2010-08-09):

  • Fixed a "bug" in which the installer didn't unpack the program. Bad me.

Development Test 1 (2010-08-08): Initial release

NOTICE: This is GPL, but some of the components it uses are freeware(assuming the author of UniExtract asked them :P), so I used an online installer... I hope it's ok.

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Doesn't install properly

The installer doesn't work properly. The installer downloads the correct rar file to App\UniversalExtractor\, but it doesn't extract it, so the launcher can't run it. You need to add some post install code to extract the rar file.

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Confirmation

Confirming it doesn't install correctly.

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Hmm... this is the first time

Hmm... this is the first time I've done a online installer so I don't know everything... Sad will check it.

EDIT: Ahh... I think I found the problem... will upload soon after testing.

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Updated

Updated to Development Test 2.

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Great app

This is one of my all-time favorite apps. Looking forward to it becoming a full release!

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thanks

Smile Thanks for the comment.
by the way, does anyone know if this online installer is ok? the program its self is GPL, but it has components that are freeware and I don't know...

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Grey area

I personally think it should be ok to package but it's a matter of opinion.

Lots of open source software contain closed source components. 7Zip uses the closed source UNRAR plugin. Ubuntu contains closed source drivers. Both of these are regarded as open source.

However other similar instances are not so. DVDFlick uses ImgBurn for burning. It's hosted on Sourceforge but because ImgBurn is closed-source many people regard DVDFlick as not open source.

I guess it depends how John sees it.

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Yeah...

Yeah... I get confused at that sometimes Blum Sad

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I went to see if I could

I went to see if I could extract SweetHome3D-2.5-windows.exe with this as it requires admin which I don't have here at Uni. Before it continued (and it did succeed, as I suspected it was an InnoSetup installer which extracts perfectly), I got a message box:

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Universal Extractor v1.6.1
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The debug file output directory, "../../Data/settings\", is not writable.

Your temp directory will be used instead.
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OK   
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I think this means the debugdir in DefaultData\UniExtract.ini should be revised - maybe it needs backslashes (as with the trailing backslash it puts on) or maybe it's not relative to the program directory but instead the Data directory?

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thanks

Ahh, thanks.. I see. I will check and fix it.

EDIT ...
it seems that Universal Extractor does not support ../ or ..\ , I get the same error.
if I put X:\PortableApps\UniversalExtractor\Data\settings in debugdir, it works.
*sigh* I wish PAL had a "Last Used directory" or something like that... I'm having the same issue with FlightGear portable which I'm trying to develop Blum

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"Last used directory"?

What exactly do you mean by that?

The way I'd do it would just be to always set it to %PAL:DataDir%\settings. Is there some other value you want to support?

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like

Like LastDrive=*: in Data\settings... but never mind, doing what you suggested should work, thanks. Smile

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??

It does. That's what's used for drive letter updating. If you mean some way of having an initial value, that's in 2.1; if you use a current tip build of PAL you'll get it.

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Development Test

Development Test 3 released.

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Things to know!

Ok UniExtract it self is portable, but the files that it uses to extract the files are not. They will leave registry track behind. That is the main reason why I did not make UniExtrat a portable-app.

To confirms this you can use RegFromAppPortable and you will see what I mean. Sorry for the inconveniencejust Smile trying to help Wink

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this?

You mean this?

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\exe]
"b"="X:\\************"
"MRUList"="ba"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\*]
"c"="X:\\************"
"MRUList"="cba"

Yeah, seems like it leaves some things behind that I can't control...

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No that's not it .

No that's not it.

If you run UniExtract by it self when extracting a file, it will leave registry entry from what ever archive decompression file it uses for the extraction and not from UniExtract it self.

Unfortunately I used UniExtract to much on my system that i can't replicate an example any more.

Keep in mind that the registry entry are made by the files used for the extraction and not UniExtract. UniExtract only calls on the file needed for the extraction and that is when the registry entry are made.

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Sorry, I don't get it

Sorry, I don't get it.
I used RegFromApp on Win7 and extracted multiple files... I didn't see any except things that you shouldn't worry about...

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Updated to Dev Test 4.

Updated to Dev Test 4.

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Dead?

Is this project dead? The download link doesn't work anymore.

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link expires

well, I have to re upload the file.. will update it today

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Ah

Ok. It had been a while so I thought it was a dead project so I went ahead and created my own portable version. It would be nice to see this one become official - it's a nice little utility.

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Yeah. it doesnt tell me when

Yeah. it doesnt tell me when it expires so... Sad

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"The file you are trying to

"The file you are trying to access is no longer available publicly."
Sad
Can you maybe reupload it to multiupload or sharebee so there are mirrors?
This is a great program to have portable and it's a pity that whenever people try to get it its offline.

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Downloadable Installer No Longer Available

The installer is no longer available on the file host. Please update. Try hosting with Drop Box, SpiderOak or Ubuntu One

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Still unable to download.

Still unable to download. Please rehost.

Edit: I fail. Just realised there's an official portable version.

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No, there isn't

I suggest hosting it on something like MediaFire.

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Still unable to download and no official portable version?

Where is the "official portable version" that you found?

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Updated by me

Here are 2 versions of Universal Extractor, updated to PAF 3.0 by me. This one is just kai.inouye's installer updated to PAF 3.0 with a new splash screen. Whereas, this one is an unofficial port of Universal Extractor, found at http://www.lupopensuite.com/db/universalextractor.htm, that has been updated to handle newer software types. Both of these are online installers.

If kai.inouye comes back, I will gladly turn this back over to him, otherwise, I'm willing to take it over. Peace...

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No available

I can't download the file. Please, can you upload it to a download server like Mediafire?

Thanks

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Hmm, interesting

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I won't be able to get new links posted until Friday night. I'll post them on Box.com; my netbook doesn't like MediaFire, cool?

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Ok

Thanks

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New download links

are online. Again, these are both online installers.

UniversalExtractorPortable_1.6.1_Dev_Test_6_online.paf.exe
here or the updated Universal Extractor UniversalExtractorPortable_1.6.1.5_Dev_Test_1_online.paf.exe here. If you have any more problems, just let me know, ok? Peace...

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No longer Avalible

This app is now discontinued.

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Actually

look at the post above yours by me. I have links to it in it.

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None of the online installers work

None of the online installers work.
There is however a working "portable apps" version available:
www.google.com/#q=%5B11%2F23%5D+Universal+Extractor+1.7.8.90d+by+Gora
click on nsaneforums and go to post #8

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Ask and ye shall receive

It's in my box drive. Go to

https://app.box.com/s/ih91dsdogpldtifiiv6f and have a look in the "Other people's work" directory. This is updated to use the LupoSuites version. It is more current. Also, 2 things.

  1. This is an online installer. While the LupoSuites author has permission from the original author for his modified version, I do not.
  2. The folks at LupoSuites update this more often than the original author, but keep changing the download link. This means the next time they update, I will have to as well. This currently works for v1.6.1 Revision 6.

As you may have noticed, I also have other unofficial PAF launchers there. Feel free to use any of them. Smile

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Thanks

The file you linked to works fine, thank you Biggrin

Have you tried the version with the Gora Mod?
http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/FRMP9UCC

Its an offline installer, but it takes admin privileges to run. Sad
I don't know about you but I prefer to open apps without being prompted for admin privileges.

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Admin Privileges? No way!

Something didn't feel right about this so deleted as soon as downloaded. Will go back to original package and even get the source. Guess I will start a fork.

EDIT: New release for Universal Extractor Portable 1.6.1 Re-release is here. And the multilingual issues are fixed (I hope).

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