Universal Extractor(Extract files from any type of archive!)

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    Universal Extractor(Extract files from any type of archive!)


    Universal Extractor is a program do to exactly what it says: extract files from any type of archive, whether it's a simple zip file, an installation program, or even a Windows Installer (.msi) package. This is still a work in progress (see details below), but so far it's proven quite useful and I feel others can also benefit from it.

    I should stress that this application is not intended to be a general purpose archiving program. It will never replace WinRAR, 7-Zip, etc. What it will do is allow you to extract files from virtually any type of archive, regardless of source, compression method, etc. The original motivation behind this project was that I wanted an easy, convenient way to extract files from installation packages, such as Inno Setup or Windows Installer packages, without pulling up a command line every time. In the process I got a little carried away and ended up throwing in support for every kind of archive format I possibly could find.
    Universal Extractor, like most of my Windows programs, is written in AutoIt, a powerful open source scripting language. Universal Extractor itself, however, is just a front-end that uses many other programs to do the dirty work. Please see the Credits section below for additional information.

    Supported Formats:-
    As of v1.5, UniExtract uses TrID to determine the filetype of any given file. If this detection fails, file extensions are used as a backup identifier. The table below is a reference of known-supported filetypes and common extensions; any supported archive types should work regardless of actual extension.

    Archive Type and Common File Extension(s)

    * 7-zip archive .7z, .exe

    * ACE archive .ace

    * ARC archive .arc

    * ARJ archive .arj, .exe

    * ASpack compressed file .exe

    * BIN/CUE CD-ROM image .bin, .cue

    * bzip2 archive .bz2, .tbz2, .tar.bz2

    * CPIO compressed file .cpio

    * Debian packag .deb

    * DiscJuggler CD-ROM image .cdi

    * Encoded files .b64, .uu, .uue, .xx, .xxe, .yenc, .ntx

    * Gentee package .exe

    * gzip archive .gz, .tgz, .tar.gz

    * IMG floppy disk image .img

    * Inno Setup package .exe

    * InstallShield Cabinet archive .cab, .1, .lib

    * InstallShield package .exe

    * ISO 9660 CD-ROM image .iso

    * KGB archive .kgb, kge, .exe

    * LZH compressed file .lzh, .lha

    * LZMA compressed file .lzma

    * LZO compressed file .lzo

    * LZW compressed file .Z, .tz, .tar.Z

    * LZX compressed file .lzx

    * MHTML file .mht

    * Microsoft Cabinet archive .cab, .exe, .imf

    * Microsoft Compiled Help file .chm

    * Microsoft compressed file .??_

    * Microsoft LIT e-book .lit

    * Microsoft Windows Help file .hlp

    * Nero CD-ROM images .nrg

    * NSIS package .exe

    * Oasis Document Format (ODF) document .odt, .odp, .odg, .ods

    * Office Open XML (OOXML) document .docx, .pptx, .xlsx

    * Outlook Express mail archive .dbx

    * PEA archive .pea

    * RAR archive .rar, .001, .exe

    * Reflexive Arcade package .exe

    * RoboForm package .exe

    * RPM package .rpm

    * SetupFactory package .exe

    * SIS (SymbianOS) packages .sis

    * StuffIt packages .sit

    * TAR archive .tar, .tbz2, .tgz, .tz, .tar.bz2, .tar.gz, .tar.z

    * UHARC archive .uha

    * UPX compressed file .exe, .dll

    * Windows Imaging Format image .wim

    * Windows Installer package .msi

    * Windows Installer patch .msp

    * Windows Update Standalone patch .msu

    * Wise Installer package .exe

    * ZIP archive .zip, .jar, .xpi, .wz, .exe

    * Zoo archive .zoo


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