I am proud to announce (an unofficial) version 2.0 of Universal Extractor.
It all started about 3 years ago, when I took a look into Universal Extractor's source code to improve some parts of its behaviour for personal usage. Over time more and more features were added, including batch and scan only modes as well as support for password lists for protected archives. After lots of positive feedback from a private group of testers I decided to release my work to the public.
As a short overview, here are some key features, which are new in this release:
- Batch mode
- Silent mode, not showing any prompts
- Scan only mode to determine file types without extracting
- Integrated updater
- 100+ new supported file types
- 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
A full list of changes can be found here.
There are already several inofficial versions scattered around the internet, but this one is by far the most advanced I know of - hence the version jump to 2. As the only modified UniExtract version centrally hosted on GitHub it is easy to file bug reports as well as feature requests, find new releases or get the source code. Alternatively, an auto-updater and a built-in feedback GUI have been implemented.
If you want to try out the new version and help to fix bugs, feel free to download it using the links below.
If you use an older version of Universal Extractor, do not replace it with version 2.0 as there are some changes, which can probably result in incompatibilities.
You do not have to uninstall any previous version, it works along with this.
The context menu entries of the new version may not work if an older version's context menu entries already exist, depending on your system.
The beta version does not come with an installer, the official release version will do. Just unpack all files, start UniExtract.exe and a first start GUI will help you on your next steps.
Some features are experimental, which means that they probably do not work like intended. If there is a problem, feel free to contact me. See the changelog for more information about experimental features.
The translations have to be updated. At the moment, there is only a full translation for English and German. If you are able to translate to any other language and if you want to support Universal Extractor, feel free to send me any translations you can do or check existing ones for mistakes.
And most important:
It is a beta release. There can be some errors, bugs, etc. Use it at your own risk. No warranty for any demages resulting of the use of this software.
If you want to share Universal Extractor 2 with someone, always warn about the beta state (or include this text).
Download Beta 1 here.
Source code can be found at GitHub.
More information about UniExtract 2