Extract from setup files and decompress any compressed file using the free Universal Extractor

Written by Chaks

Topics: Software Review, Windows

Universal Extractor is a program designed to only decompress and extract files from any type of archive or installer, such as ZIP or RAR files, self-extracting EXE files, application installers, etc.  This program is able to decompress over 50 file formats and is helpful in Universal Extractorthe events where the portable files are kept in an installer and you want to extract them without running the setup program on your computer. The tool allows you to extract underlying files from over 50 different file types available as both standard windows installer and portable format. In most cases the extracted files works perfectly except in some cases for-example like the registry entries required to run a program.

The installable version of Universal Extractor tool integrates its functions with the context menu with the options to Add UniExtract Files, Add UniExtract Here, and Add UniExtract to Subdir. You can also use the tool’s interface (shown in the picture) to extract the files from an archive. Just select the archived file or installer you wish to extract and the destination directory then click on OK button.

Version: 1.6.1


No spyware or 3rd party toolbar were offered during the installation. Portable version is also available. During the installation it provides little more extra options than the other standard setup programs, but you can go ahead with the default settings. A complete description about these extra options are available here under Installation and Usage section

System Requirement

Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7


Download the Universal Extractor installer

Download the Universal Extractor portable version


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