Items 1 through 4 are good. If the signature indicates that it's a supported format, then it attempts to begin extraction. 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. As such, you cannot rely on it to create archives. The user interface of the application is minimalistic. You can take a look at kai.
Thanks to its portability, your Windows Registry entries will remain intact. I believe issue items 1 - 3 were already taken care of and I have item 4 working. Older versions relied on the file extension to identify the filetype. I encountered a problem with automatic language switching, but tracked it down to a first run problem. UniExtract then spawns a shell and calls the supporting binary to begin extracting files from the selected archive to the destination directory. The most basic contents for UniExtract. The utility is completely free to download, install and use.
Now to fix the Installer issue. Obviously, this project has costs development, hosting, domain registrations that need to be covered. Any reason not to repackage and offer it again? 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. This is best to download along with the binary archive if you want to help further development of UniExtract. Language switching is done by writing the corresponding variable to the language key in the UniExtract. Some of the alternate translations may be better than the included ones or, they may not be , so feel free to give them a try.
UniExtract can also be run from the command line. This way anyone who finds it knows, its a beta release and not official. Please note that Universal Extractor is not intended to be a general purpose archiving program. All in all, Universal Extractor is an excellent tool for decompressing archives and the fact that it comes in a portable version is a welcomed bonus. 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.
We strongly recommend this application to all users. This little program was developed with AutoIt, which is a comprehensive and reliable scripting language. The Preferences section allows you to set up the language of the application and the debug file directory. The full list of supported formats can be found in the table below. You can view details about the task in a Command Prompt window.
This application is not intended to be a general purpose archiving program. 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. This means that the globalprefs option is enabled see for details and the history option is disabled see Program Options above. Such problems can easily by fixed by adding a DefaultData directory. If you find that an alternate version is better than the included version, please let me know; I may switch them out for the next release. Over time, and with the encouragement of its many users and the fine folks over on the , it has evolved into a mature and very capable unarchiving utility that many, including myself, find indispensable. This is the portable version of - the software that can retrieve content from compressed files with the most popular formats.
Of course it needs to be tested by others. Thanks for your work on this. Technical Details When a file is passed to UniExtract, it begins by scanning the file with. It fails to write the language entry because at this point, no UniExtract. I don't tkink, any of these apply to UniversalExtractor but did not look further. 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.
As long as it's still useable it's good to have it around. That way, the language is always reset to english as that is what the launcher is told to. If you don't mind, I have some remarks. You will have a few options during installation: Select Components - These options specify which program components are installed to disk. If you're interested in translating Universal Extractor into another language, please download the source archive and follow the instructions in English. For manual installation with the binary archive, simply extract the files to the destination folder you would like.