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nitro322

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Hi!!

Here is my problem: THERE IS NO OPTIONS SHOWING UP IN THE *RIGHT-MOUSE DROP DOWN MENU* OF WINDOWS XP WHEN I *RIGHT-CLICK* ON an ARCHIVE.

The only available option is in the *OPEN WITH*

I'll send a print screen with my post so you can see......... (sorry my computer is french)

Thanks a lot!!!

Ethernety

From Québec / Canada

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Welcome to the forum Ethernety!

I would suggest that you reinstall UniExtract and pay close attention to the 4th page of the installer "Select Additional Tasks", it may be necessary that you select "Force association with all supported archive formats" (In French: "Forcer l'association avec tous les formats d'archives")

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Hi, I tested the newest 1.6 beta version and found some files (programs) outdated:

7z.exe 4.52.00 vs. 4.57.00

expander.exe 6.0.0.49 vs. 7.0.1.1

msi2xml.exe 2.1.12.952 vs. 2.2.1.957

upx.exe 3.1.0.0 vs. 3.3.0.0

Fact is:

I used SUMo (a tool to get latest versions of your installed programs) and it told me

that there are newer versions available.

So I searched a bit and found these newer versions.

Maybe you can integrate them in the next (beta) release ...

downloadlink:

http://rapidshare.com/files/144236176/upd....4.uniex.7z.html

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tm2k

Thanks for pointing out that there were some updates to the archiver programs.

However, I got a bit suspicious when I noticed that the newer 7z.exe in your DL

was half the size of the old. So to be safe, I found the authors and downloaded

the files. 7-ZIP, MSI2XML & UPX are all Source Forge projects. See links below.

It turns out that the 7z size reduction is due to the original file being compressed

by UPX. However, although the decompressed sizes and internal version numbers

of 7z.exe and msi2xml.exe are identical to the Source Forge files, their contents

differ significantly. Your UPX.exe file does match the Source Forge download.

Where did you get your files? Can you trust your source? Do you know why they

are different then the Source Forge originals?

The msi2xml program requires Core XML Services for XP (MSXML, v6) which is

available from Microsoft. Note that there is also a critical security update for this

package.

Expander is now part of a commercial proprietary application and is up to v12.

Where did you get the version 7 file that is in your DL? It is in German. Do you

know of an English version?

7-ZIP: http://www.7-zip.org/, http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/

UPX: http://upx.sourceforge.net/

MSI2XML: http://sourceforge.net/projects/msi2xml/

Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...ab-3e9827b70604

Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 and Service Pack 1 (KB933579):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...D2-64443913C976

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regarding expander v2009 (13.0.0.8) is freeware (refer to its help file attached) and it expand the support to formats supported by stuffit deluxe (including "sitx,sit,sea,zip,7z,rar,cab,lzh,...plus others) no like v12 which supports "sitx" and "zip" only

http://my.smithmicro.com/downloads/files/S...xpander2009.exe (its 7.5mb)

http://my.smithmicro.com/downloads/files/S...der12.0.1.3.exe (beware is around 5MB)

and i prefer to provide a direct link to it for download if UX user need a "sitx" support as it will bloat the UX package even if its freeware or not

upx is updated like many others..

so plugins have improved version like the wcx_MhtUnPack-0.4.1.rar at http://www.totalcmd.net/plugring/MhtUnPack.html it has "eml" support and many encodings..

finally is a must to release v1.6 final

Expander.zip

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Freeko,

Thanks for the info. As I understand Smith Micro's statement, Expander is freeware but is not available separately, only as part of the Expander 2009 package which is a 30 day trial.

I had already downloaded the package but then discovered that it required .NET and I refuse to allow that bloatware on my system. I used UE to extract the expander archive (I think), but it apparently needs to be installed as the exe would not initialize. So I gave up and will rely on UE and Expander v7.

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i my self don't like "stuffit" package but you have to support it.. if not v2009 then v12 which does not use .net this only for "sitx" format but for "sit" you can use sit-sfx-stub and bind it to "sit" file then run it silently it would be the minimum unpacker i can think of..

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Sorry I've been away for so long - other things keep coming up, and I haven't been able to spend any time on Universal Extractor. However, like all of you, I'm also tired of waiting for the 1.6 release. :-)

I just uploaded a release candidate for version 1.6. Please download, test, and report back what you find out. If everything looks good, then I'll repackage with the proper artwork, update the main page for the final release, and call it done. If you find any problems, please report them here (or in the separate "bugs" thread that I'm going to create) and I'll try to knock them out ASAP.

At this point I have two goals - find/fix any bugs, release final version. That's it. No new features, no new formats, etc. I really need to get the final version of 1.6 out as-is, and everything else can added in the next version.

I'd greatly appreciate any and all help in testing this. I haven't messed with this too much myself lately, so having some other eyes on it is essential at this point. Please test the following, in particular:

  • installer - does everything work as it should, including the new 1.6 options?
  • vista support - the installer should fully support Vistal w/ admin privileges; non-admins should use the noinst version
  • noinst archive - this should be preconfigured to work in a "portable" environment
  • general extraction - this should be pretty obvious, but as I said, it's been a while since I've used it. Please test with a number of different (supported) filetypes and make sure it behaves like it should.

Aside from miscellaneous bug fixes or tweaks, here are the changes from the 1.6 beta release:

  Added support for DiscJuggler CDI CD-ROM images via cdirip.exe
Added support for LZX compressed files via unlzx
Added support for RoboForm installers
Added Croatian, Dutch, and Taiwanese translations
Fixed bug in InstallShield CAB file support; now properly extracts files
with spaces in the filename
Fixed support for (non-tar) gzip files
Updated Inno Setup support for increased detection reliability
Updated Inno Setup support to extract all files, including renamed duplicates
Updated UHARC support to detect and extract SFX files
Updated installer to require Windows NT-based systems; 9x will not work
Updated 7-Zip to 4.57
Updated AutoIt to 3.2.10.0
Updated innounp to 0.20
Updated Inno Setup to 5.2.2
Updated UnRAR to 3.80
Updated UPX to 3.03
Updated bin2iso to 1.95

And finally, download links:

Installer: http://uniextract.c1pher.com/uniextract16rc.exe

Standalone: http://uniextract.c1pher.com/uniextract16rc_noinst.rar

Please let me know how it works for you.

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  Added support for DiscJuggler CDI CD-ROM images via cdirip.exe
Added support for LZX compressed files via unlzx
Added support for RoboForm installers
Added Croatian, Dutch, and Taiwanese translations
Fixed bug in InstallShield CAB file support; now properly extracts files
with spaces in the filename
Fixed support for (non-tar) gzip files
Updated Inno Setup support for increased detection reliability
Updated Inno Setup support to extract all files, including renamed duplicates
Updated UHARC support to detect and extract SFX files
Updated installer to require Windows NT-based systems; 9x will not work
Updated 7-Zip to 4.57
Updated AutoIt to 3.2.10.0
Updated innounp to 0.20
Updated Inno Setup to 5.2.2
Updated UnRAR to 3.80
Updated UPX to 3.03
Updated bin2iso to 1.95

Working fine so far on XPSP3 (using the installer). I notice you've updated msi2xml to 2.2.1.957, although it's not in the release notes. Thanks for that; it removes the dependency on the deprecated/insecure MSXML4.

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I notice you've updated msi2xml to 2.2.1.957, although it's not in the release notes.

Oops. Fixed now. Thanks for the heads up.

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Strange thing is 1.6 failed and 1.5 succeeded (even if using the same version of 7z.exe and 7z.dll)...

http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/200...-HDD-Wipe-Tool/

http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/200...el-Format-Tool/

Both of those files are successfully extracted with v1.6rc. They appear to be Inno Setup installers. Try again with the RC version and let me know if you still have any trouble.

1- How about LesMSIerables for MSI extraction

I tried using this in the past, but I could never get it to work quite right for me. I'm not even talking about integrating it into UniExtract - even manual attempts failed. I gave up on it and moved to the other three options that we now have, which, so far, can unpack everything I've thrown at it.

Or as an alternative (the unpakers seem to work fine):

http://www.jsware.net/jsware/msicode.php3

Looks useful. Will check it out.

IAT can supposedlly convert BIN, MDF, PDI, CDI, NRG, and B5I into ISO-9660 (I wasn't abble to use it though...)

http://iat.berlios.de/

Also looks useful. Will check it out.

I agree with DAA2ISO. Add UIF2ISO to the list:

http://aluigi.altervista.org/mytoolz/uif2iso.zip

The problem with supporting formats like this is that I can't add support for something unless I have sample files to work with, and it's difficult to find or create files that require proprietary applications to create. If someone can point me to some sample files (I typically require two separate samples of each format), then I'll be happy to look into adding support.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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been playing with it a bit, when i try compiled the installer package i get an error because InitializeWizard is defined both in clihelp iss and the uniextract iss , could you tell me the proper way to handle this error ?

Do you mean you get this error when you try to compile your own installer for Universal Extractor? Assuming you're using the sources available in the *_source.rar package, you shouldn't have any problem. You do also need to grab a copy of clihelp.iss from my website, which it sounds like you've already done. Make sure you have the latest version. I compile the official installer using the exact same files, so I know it should work.

btw, i haven't searched hard to see if it was mentioned, but thought it worth mentioning just in case innounp.exe in 1.6 beta isn't the latest version (i.e. it has problems extracting uniextract16beta.exe which 0.2 final handles fine)

I'm sorry, but what? I didn't follow you at all?

Can you add nrg2iso too?

NRG images are already supported in 1.6.

can anyone help me please i have tried to extract an exe file but universal exctractor can't extract it i get this message :

impossible to extract this file is returned as Microsoft Visual C++ v6.0 DLL [Overlay]

Can you provide a download link?

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Could you make a version supported by Windows 9x, even if it had not all the features of the main one?

It would be useful & very appreciated by several people.

You can actually try this yourself. AutoIt includes two compiler versions - the default (which I use) compiles as unicode and only supports NT+. The other compiles as ANSI and support 9x. All you would need to do to try this is download the noinst and source packages and compile using the ANSI compiler.

To be honest, though, I'm really not interested in creating separate releases for 9x, particularly since support for that platform was never very good to begin with.

what is about 1.6? dead :(

mushu13 already answered this (very accurately in fact, but for the record I'd like to state that if I ever have to completely abandon UniExtract, I'll make sure it's known. Unless you see an official statement stating that UniExtract development has ceased, just assume that I got busy with something else. :-)

Also, should that ever happen, I'll be more than happy to turn over development and maintenance to someone else.

I wish to translate a hebrew lang. file, for the Hebrew readers community, does such a translation already exist? ,

(if not, how does translation can made?)

No, Hebrew has not been previously contributed. If you'd like to create this, just following the English.ini file.

expander.exe 6.0.0.49 vs. 7.0.1.1

Where did you find this version, and is it freely redistributable?

All other utilities have already been updated.

I used SUMo (a tool to get latest versions of your installed programs) and it told me that there are newer versions available. So I searched a bit and found these newer versions.

Looks interesting. Will check it out.

regarding expander v2009 (13.0.0.8) is freeware (refer to its help file attached) and it expand the support to formats supported by stuffit deluxe (including "sitx,sit,sea,zip,7z,rar,cab,lzh,...plus others) no like v12 which supports "sitx" and "zip" only

One thing that you need to keep in mind is that freeware != freely redistributable. StuffitExpander may be free to download and use on your own computer, but I can't rip out certain components, embed it in my own (competing) application, and redistribute it to anyone that wants it. Unless they've changed their license recently, no version past 6.x can be freely redistributed. Of course, I'd love to be proven wrong on this. If anyone can find proof that these newer versions are freely redistributable, please let me know.

so plugins have improved version like the wcx_MhtUnPack-0.4.1.rar

Thanks, I hadn't noticed this. Will get it included.

Edited by nitro322

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I agree with DAA2ISO. Add UIF2ISO to the list:

http://aluigi.altervista.org/mytoolz/uif2iso.zip

The problem with supporting formats like this is that I can't add support for something unless I have sample files to work with, and it's difficult to find or create files that require proprietary applications to create. If someone can point me to some sample files (I typically require two separate samples of each format), then I'll be happy to look into adding support.

I have uploaded samples for .daa (PowerISO) and .uif (MagicISO) formats:

http://rapidshare.com/files/153690751/Sample1.daa

http://rapidshare.com/files/153691199/Sample2.daa

http://rapidshare.com/files/153690975/Sample1.uif

http://rapidshare.com/files/153691431/Sample2.uif

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