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Universal Extractor

Postby MysteryFCM » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:47 pm

Originally posted to ACF

Universal Extractor
http://www.legroom.net/modules.php?op=m ... uniextract

Useful aplication to unpack various types of installer EXEs - Inno Setup, Windows MSI, InstallShield, Wise Installer etc.

In additional to installers, it can also extract files from many other file formats, like .CHM Help Files, most compressed file archives, and more.


From the homepage:

Universal Extractor is a program do to exactly what it says: extract files from any type of archive, whether it's a simply zip file, an installation program, or even a Windows Installer (.msi) package. This is still a work in progress (see details below), abut so far it's proven quite useful and I feel others can also benefit from it.

I should stress that this application is not intended to be a general purpose archiving program. 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.

Universal Extractor, like most of my Windows programs, is written in AutoIt, a powerful open source scripting language. Universal Extractor itself, however, is just a front-end that uses many other programs to do the dirty work. Please see the Credits section below for additional information.


Tested on my Index.dat Suite Basic setup package

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Worked a treat ... :)
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Postby clif_notes » Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:13 am

Awesome! I'll give it a try.
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Postby clif_notes » Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:19 am

Hmm, nice idea. However, it failed twice on the first two attempts.

I'm not impressed.
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Postby MysteryFCM » Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:41 am

What packages did you try it on?
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Postby clif_notes » Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:34 pm

One was WinKey.
http://freewarewiki.pbwiki.com/WinKey

And Super Mario Final
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_d ... 732,00.asp
(not reviewed or loaded yet)

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Postby MysteryFCM » Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:32 am

Info + download*: http://surl.co.uk/?3762

* As you can see below, the URL is quite long, so I sURL'd it.

Universal Extractor
http://www.legroom.net/modules.php?op=m ... uniextract

Universal Extractor allows you to extract files from many types pf archive files, including ZIP, ARJ, LZH, MSI, EXE created using various installer packages such as Wise and Inno Setup etc.

It is great for testing apps for portability because you can extract files directly from installer packages without having to go through the installation process.

Universal Extractor is not intended to be a general purpose archiving program. 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.

1.3 (09/15/2006):
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Added support for UHARC archives
Added support for KGB archives, including encrypted and self-extracting archives
Added support for MHTML (.mht) files
Added support for Wise for Windows Installer installers
Added support for InstallShield 3.x archives (.z, .1, and .lib)
Added support for decompressing UPX and ASpack files, including .dll files
Added additional support for MSI files
Added additional scanning options for PEiD
Added external database support for PEiD
Added ability to choose context menu items in installer
Added support for compressed files (.??_) to installer
Added command line usage information to installer (run with /?)
Added application-specific support for McAfee SuperDAT updater and CMenu installer

Fixed support for Microsoft hotfixes
Fixed miscellaneous typos
Fixed RPM file association in installer
Fixed miscellaneous file association bugs in installer

Updated PEiD to 0.94
Updated 7-zip to 4.42 (still using 4.40 nsis.dll)
Updated UnRAR to 3.60
Updated Inno Setup unpacking to include embedded files
Updated Inno Setup support to include newer versions
Updated InstallShield support to include support files when using cache option
Updated file scanning to speed up filetype detection
Updated Zip support to include files compressed with bzip2
Updated Zip support to include .wz extension
Updated Microsoft CAB support to include .imf extension
Updated Wise and InstallShield filetype detection to yield more accurate results


Source: "Coma" ~ alt.comp.freeware
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Postby MysteryFCM » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:07 am

New beta is available ........ and it rocks :)

v1.6 beta

http://www.msfn.org/board/Universal_Ext ... ntry681495
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Re: Universal Extractor

Postby MysteryFCM » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:30 pm

v1.6 RC

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

CODE 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


http://www.msfn.org/board/Universal-Ext ... ntry803082

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Installer: http://uniextract.c1pher.com/uniextract16rc.exe
Standalone: http://uniextract.c1pher.com/uniextract16rc_noinst.rar
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