Version 1.6 Released - Please see the Universal Extractor Latest Version for details of this release, and all releases going forward.
I was inspired by ZoSTeR's Universal Silent Switch Finder, so I wrote an application to do something I've wanted for quite a long time: an easy way to extract files from executable files, installation packages, .msi files, etc.
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.
Well, I guess that should be enough exposition. :-) I'm posting this here bacause:
- You people rock and have helped me out numerous times in the past
- As I said, I got the idea from ZoSTeR, so wanted to give back to the community
- I personally find this extremely useful for packaging, and various other tasks that this particular board is dedicated to. I think you will as well.
Please see Universal Extractor Latest Version
I hope you find this useful.
This post has been edited by nitro322: 18 October 2008 - 12:05 PM