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    Universal Extractor Alternatives

    Universal Extractor is described as 'program designed to decompress and extract files from any type of archive or installer, such as ZIP or RAR files, self-extracting EXE files, Windows Installer (.msi) packages, etc' and is a very popular File Archiver in the File Management category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Universal Extractor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is 7-Zip, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Universal Extractor are PeaZip (Free, Open Source), WinRAR (Paid), Bandizip (Freemium) and The Unarchiver (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 2021

    1. 7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.
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      Some users think 7-Zip is a great alternative to Universal Extractor, some don't.
    2. PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.
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      With over 500 million users worldwide, WinRAR is the world’s most popular compression tool!
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      Some users think WinRAR is a great alternative to Universal Extractor, some don't.
    3. Bandizip is a powerful archiver which provides an ultrafast processing speed and convenient features. Available free of charge, and its paid editions support a variety of advanced features.
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      This alternative is disputed. Bandizip is still a legitimate alternative to Universal Extractor, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    4. The Unarchiver is a small and easy to use program that can unarchive many different kinds of archive files. It will open common formats such as Zip, RAR (including v5), 7-zip, Tar, Gzip and Bzip2.
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    5. File Roller is the archive manager of the GNOME desktop environment. It can extract, view, create and modify archives. File Roller is only a graphical interface to archiving utilities such as tar and zip.
    6. Universal Extractor 2 is an unofficial updated and extended version of the original UniExtract by Jared Breland. It brings several hundred changes including community-wanted ones such as a batch mode, auto-updater and scan-only-functionality.
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    7. FreeArc is a free and open source file archiver developed by Bulat Ziganshin. It uses LZMA, PPMD, TrueAudio and GRzip algorithms with automatic switching by file type, and also uses set of filters—for instance it can remove repetitions from text.

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      Latest alpha version from August 2012 - http://freearc.org/history/changelog_full.htm

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    8. p7zip is a port of the command line version of the 7-Zip file archiver to POSIX-conforming operating systems like Unix (Linux, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Cygwin, AIX, ...), MacOS X and also for BeOS and Amiga.
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      B1 Free Archiver is a free multi-platform universal archiver. Currently it works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android; moreover B1 Online Archiver allows you to uncompress .b1, zip, rar or .7z archive from your computer directly online.
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