Application: Universal Extractor
Description: Universal Extractor is, as its name suggests, an application destined to extract virtually any type of archive available in today’s market. RAR, ZIP, 7z, EXE, TAR, NRG, ISO, DLL, KGB, UHA etc; Universal Extractor is able to process all of them at incredible speed.
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.
On the upside, it integrates itself in the Explorer’s context menu for easy and comfortable access. This features 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.
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, the debug file directory, you can check options for enabling warnings before executing files, removing duplicate files, removing temporary files, or appending missing file extensions.
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.
Although its features don’t make quite the list, the purpose it was built for is carried out nicely each time.
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Download Universal Extractor Portable 1.6.1 Development Test 2 [5.2MB downloaded / 10.9MB installed]
Development Test 2 (09-14-2012):
- Improved portable handling by moving UniExtract.ini to Data\settings folder and editting launcher.ini
- Known issue: No multilingual support yet. Still working on that.
Development Test 1 (09-13-2012):
- Initial release