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Universal Extractor ver. 1.5

Posted By: sumek
Universal Extractor ver. 1.5

Universal Extractor ver. 1.5 | Win32 | Size: 4.6 MB

This version greatly expands and improves the number of supported formats, as well as adds file signature analysis to determine the filetype (among many other changes). Complete details can be found below.

I often have a need to unpack other application packages, whether it's to get a file out of it and I don't feel like installing the full application, or I'm investigating how to perform a silent install, or whatever the case may be. In the past it's always resulted in some internet research and dropping to a command line to do it manually. Now, I just right-click and select Extract. :-) PEiD was the key to this, so thanks, ZoSTeR, for the idea.

In the process, I also decided to add support for pretty much any archive/compression format I could think of. While this isn't overly helpful if you already own a good archiving utility such as WinRAR, I find it convenient to have a commone way of extracting everything. Also, since the package only uses freely redistributable components (mostly open source), it can be quite useful to send to somebody that needs to extract an odd file but doesn't have a supporting program.

Changes in version 1.5:
Added filetype signature scanning via TrID; no longer dependent on extensions
Added support for Adobe Reader 7.x and 8.x installers
Added support for Base64, Quoted-Printable, UUencoded, and yEnc files via uudeview
Added support for Gentee, Installer VISE, and SetupFactory installers via cmdTotal + InstallExplorer
Added support for InstallShield 3.x SFX installers via stix
Added support for InstallShield 5.x CAB files via i5comp
Added support for Itsy packages (.ipk)
Added support for Outlook Express (DBX) archives via cmdTotal + DBX Plugin
Added support for Pea archives
Added support for SIS (SymbianOS) installers via cmdTotal + PDunSIS
Added support for StuffIt packages (.sit, but not .sitx)
Added support for Windows Installer patch (.msp) files via 7-zip and cmdTotal + MSI Plugin
Added support for Zoo archives via booz
Added support for files without an extension (eg, unknown files)
Added /noappendext, /noremovedupe, /noremovetemp parameters to installer
Added .dbx, .msp, .pea, and .sit file associations to installer
Added Polish, Russian, Slovak, and Spanish translations
Fixed bug that prevented extraction of UPXed Zip and 7-Zip installers
Fixed bug in Inno Setup installer detection
Fixed potential file output bug in some installers, mainly InstallShield
Fixed ACE SFX error handling to continue processing if extraction fails
Fixed InstallShield cache mode handling to prevent hangs
Removed 'i6comp by group' option for InstallShield cabs
Removed expand.exe in favor of using 7-Zip for Microsoft Compressed files
Removed .in_, .oc_, .sr_, .1, .bin, .imf, .lib, and .wz file associations from installer
Updated UniExtract to scan signatures by default; extensions used as backup
Updated UniExtract to display icon in system tray during extraction
Updated UniExtract to select Cancel by default on PEiD and log prompts
Updated UniExtract internationalization support to simplify translation
Updated UniExtract with many code changes to increase robustness, simplicity, and efficiency wherever possible
Updated support for Inno Setup, NSIS, Wise Installer, and InstallShield via cmdTotal + InstallExplorer
Updated ACE support to include non-PE ACE SFX archives
Updated BIN/CUE support with better conversion support and validation
Updated InstallShield 3.x archives support by adding STIX extraction option
Updated InstallShield CAB support to display progress dialog
Updated InstallShield cache extraction to support multiple nested MSIs
Updated InstallShield cache extraction to better detect installer window
Updated InstallShield support to provide choice of isxunpack or cache mode
Updated MHTML support to include option for extraction via cmdTotal + MHT Packer Plugin
Updated Wise Installer support to include non-PE Wise installers
Updated Wise Installer support to include unzip option
Updated Wise Installer support to append missing file extensions
Updated Wise Installer support to provide option for removing temporary files
Updated Microsoft SFX CAB support for better detection and robustness
Updated Windows Installer support to append missing file extensions
Updated Windows Installer support to include option for extraction via cmdTotal + MSI Packer Plugin
Updated AutoIt to 3.2.2.0
Updated bin2iso to 1.95
Updated Inno Setup to 5.1.9
Updated UnRAR to 3.62