Universal Extractor is a program designed to decompress and extract files from any type of archive or installer, such as ZIP or RAR files, self-extracting EXE files, application installers, etc. The full list of supported formats can be found in the table below. It's able to support so many varied file formats by utilizing the many backend utilities listed in the credits at the bottom of the page.
Please note that Universal Extractor is not intended to be a general purpose archiving program. It cannot (and never will) create archives, and therefore cannot fully replace archivers such as 7-Zip or WinRAR. What it will do, however, is allow you to extract files from virtually any type of archive, regardless of source, file format, compression method, etc.
The original motivation behind this project was to create an easy, convenient way to extract files from various types of installation packages without the need to remember arcane command line switches or track down separate utilities to handle the unpacking. Over time, and with the encouragement of its many users and the fine folks over on the MSFN forum, it has evolved into a mature and very capable unarchiving utility that many, including myself, find indispensable.
7-zip archive, ACE archive, ARC archive, ARJ archive, ASpack compressed, BIN/CUE CD-ROM image, bzip2 archive, CPIO compressed file, Debian package, DiscJuggler CD-ROM, Encoded files, Gentee package, gzip archive, IMG floppy disk image, Inno Setup package, Installer VISE package, InstallShield Cabinet archive, InstallShield package, ISO 9660 CD-ROM image, KGB archive, LZH compressed file, LZMA compressed file, LZO compressed file, LZW compressed file, LZX compressed file, MHTML file, Microsoft Cabinet archive, Microsoft Compiled Help file, Microsoft compressed file, Microsoft LIT e-book, Microsoft Windows Help file, HTC NBH ROM image, Nero CD-ROM images, NSIS package, Oasis Document Format (ODF) document, Office Open XML (OOXML) document, Outlook Express mail archive, PEA archive, RAR archive, Reflexive Arcade package, RoboForm package, RPM package, SetupFactory package, SIS (SymbianOS) packages, StuffIt packages, TAR archive, UHARC archive, UPX compressed file, Windows Imaging Format image, Windows Installer merge module, Windows Installer package, Windows Installer patch, Windows Update Standalone patch, Wise Installer package, XZ compressed file, ZIP archive, Zoo archive.
What's New in This Release:
Added support for environmental variables (eg., specify %temp% for debug dir)
Added support for XZ compressed files and txz/tlz archives via 7-Zip
Added support for Windows Installer merge modules (.msm) via MsiX
Added support for NBH files via NBHextract