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The original design intent of Universal Extractor is to provide a simple and convenient way to extract files from installation packages (Inno Setup or Windows Installer package, for example), without having to use the command line every time. Afterwards, it gradually evolved into a universal extractor that can automatically extract files from almost any type of archivers with one click, no need to consider their source, compression method, etc.
The original Universal Extractor (UniExtract for short) from LegRoom has stopped developing since its final version 1.6.1 released in 2010. Following it, one unofficial repacked (MOD) version made by Gora from Russia (OSzone forum) began to replace it. Nevertheless, in 2016, v18.104.22.168b became its final version in the same way. Fortunately, another unofficial version obtained fast development, which came with a new name – Universal Extractor 2 (UniExtract 2 for short). More important is, it’s much smarter and more efficient than the former ones.
Among so many derivatives of Universal Extractor distributed in all kinds of PC forums in a wide variety of languages, Universal Extractor 2 is currently the most advanced and thorough unofficially updated & extended version with fully transparent development and open source code.
// Key Features //
- Batch mode
- Silent mode, not showing any prompts
- Scan only mode to determine file types without extracting
- Integrated updater
- 100+ new supported file types
- Multiple languages support
- Audio and video extraction for multimedia files
- Cascading context menu
- Support for password list for common archives
- Improved optional status box with progress indicator
- New detection methods + more detailed output and error messages
- Support for some extractors not shipping with UniExtract as plugins
- Resource usage/speed improvements, lots of fixes
- First start assistant instead of installer
- Full functionality available in no-install version
- Auto-using 64 bit versions of extractors if supported by OS
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