Universal Extractor is a small but useful tool that allows users to extract files from virtually any type of archive. By ‘archive’ we don’t mean a .Zip or a .RAR archive; In addition to support for several dozen compressed file formats, Universal Extractor can even extract files from compiled setup packages such as Windows Installer packages, FEAD optimizer packages (used by Adobe), Microsoft hotfixes and even Nero Image files. We’ve featured two versions of this program in this post; The Portable version and the regular version. See the ‘Downloads’ section below for download links.
Universal Extractor is a program do to exactly what it says: extract files from any type of archive, whether it's a simple zip file, an installation program, or even a Windows Installer (.msi) package. This is still a work in progress, but so far it's proven quite useful and I feel others can also benefit from it.
I should stress that Universal Extractor is not intended to be a general purpose archiving software. It will never replace WinRAR, 7-Zip, etc. What it will do is allow you to extract files from virtually any type of archive, regardless of source, compression method, etc.
The original motivation behind this project was that I wanted an easy, convenient way to extract files from installation packages, such as Inno Setup or Windows Installer packages, without pulling up a command line every time. In the process I got a little carried away and ended up throwing in support for every kind of archive format I possibly could find.
[Click Here] to download the portable (thinstall) version of Universal Extractor 1.5 from H33T torrent tracker.
[Click Here] to download regular version of Universal Extractor 1.5 from Softpedia.