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Universal Extractor

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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. It's able to support so many varied file formats by utilizing many backend utilities.

To install Universal Extractor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install universal-extractor

To upgrade Universal Extractor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade universal-extractor


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName            = 'universal-extractor'
      fileType               = 'exe'
      url                    = ''
      checksum               = '6df6a742c23eefa480cb37bad3835c5005801c61168d32610504eeb72c7b7f30'
      checksumType           = 'sha256'
      silentArgs             = '/VERYSILENT'
      validExitCodes         = @(0)
      softwareName           = 'Universal Extractor *'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    $packageName = $packageArgs.packageName
    $installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageArgs.softwareName
    if ($installLocation)  {
        Write-Host "$packageName installed to '$installLocation'"
        Register-Application "$installLocation\UniExtract.exe" unie
        Write-Host "$packageName registered as unie"
    else { Write-Warning "Can't find $packageName install location" }

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Jared Breland


©2016 by Jared Breland


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Universal Extractor 1.6.1 1106 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 approved

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