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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
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    1. Inno Setup is a tool to create installers for Microsoft Windows applications. innoextract allows to extract such installers under non-windows systems without running the actual installer using Wine.
    2. KGB Archiver is the compression tool with an unbelievably high compression rate. Unfortunately, in spite of its powerful compression rate, it has high hardware requirements (I recommend processor with 1,5GHz clock and 256MB of RAM as an essential minimum).

      Discontinued

      Software no longer updated since 2 years ago. Site domain is on sale.



    3. Bitser is free Windows zip software for managing archives and backups. It supports ZIP, ZIPX, 7Z, RAR, ISO, MSI, VHD, GZIP, BZIP2,TAR, LZMA, LZMA2, NTFS, FAT, MBR, SquashFS, CramFS, MSLZ, CAB, CPIO, DEB, LZH, NSIS, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR, XZ, Z.
    4. StuffIt is the right tool for people who just need very basic compression and expansion features. StuffIt has some great features that help you manage your workflow quickly and efficiently.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      ALZip is a file compression program that can unzip 40 different zip file archives. ALZip can zip files into 8 different archives such as ZIP, EGG, TAR and others. In ALZip version 8, ALZip’s own EGG format, that Unicode and other powerful function supported, can be used.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      If the command line is not your thing - heres a GUI front-end for unrar. Drag-and-Drop extraction. Built-in par2 recovery. Written by Peter Noriega.
    5. TUGZip is a powerful freeware archiving utility for Windows that provides support for a wide range of compressed, encoded and disc-image files, as well as very powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.

      Discontinued

      Development is discontinued. Last version, 3.5.0.0, released on April 2nd 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      innounp, the Inno Setup Unpacker.
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    6. A simple software to multiple compress files and folders. ArcThemAll provides compression and extraction of batches of multiple folders or files with simple drag&drop loading.

      Discontinued

      Last updated on October 26, 2013.

    7. AndroZip is a utility that can unpack/decompress ZIP and other ZIP based archives like APK, JAR, WAR, EAR, TAR, GZIP and RAR. AndroZip can also create ZIP and ZIP based archives like APK, JAR, WAR, EAR, TAR and GZIP. Note only Win.
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