PeaExtractor - simple file decompression

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PeaExtractor - simple file decompression

#1 Post by joby_toss » Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:42 am

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Just saw this one:
Decompress 7z, cab, rar, tar, zip files with ease
User friendly extractor for compressed archives
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PeaExtractor is a spin-off from PeaZip free archiver project, and it is built on same proven Open Source components, providing support for extraction of 150+ archive types: 7Z, ACE, BZ2, CAB, GZ, ISO, RAR, TAR, ZIP format and many more.
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http://peaextractor.sourceforge.net/zip ... actor.html
http://peaextractor.sourceforge.net/zip ... table.html
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Compressio ... ctor.shtml

Note: haven't tested it yet, but it should be portable, as it is made by Giorgio Tani, author of PeaZip.

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Re: Super simple decompression

#2 Post by Checker » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:40 am

@ joby_toss: Great find :!:

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Re: Super simple decompression

#3 Post by TP109 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:45 am

joby_toss wrote:This is the simplest one I know off, but haven't looked at it for some time now: http://www.extractnow.com
Download here: http://www.extractnow.com/extractnow.zip
Mentioned here: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... =20&t=4771
It's almost portable, and stealth not even once! :)
Extractnow is great. Highly configurable yet simple - appeals to both basic and advanced users. PeaExtractor is more basic but also good.

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Re: Super simple decompression

#4 Post by webfork » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:29 pm

joby_toss wrote:PeaExtractor
Great suggestion - it checks off almost all the ideal features I listed and totally caught a feature I didn't even think of: search.  So no matter WHERE your boss accidentally saved that file, he can still track it down and open it.  I also like how the password entry was handled. It covers Bzip2, arc, zipx, and many more ... I probably could not have asked for better format support.

It even worked like Universal Extractor on at least one program I used: MP3Tag (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1137) but doesn't include the Innoup libraries so it couldn't function as a replacement for that program.


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  • By default it should suggest a place that is a folder with the same name.  So for example, archive.zip should suggest extraction to whatever the zip file directory \archive.  In my testing, I got a whole bunch of files spread out over my desktop, which I can see confusing people or causing problems.

    Specular already hit on this issue:
    Specular wrote:I always hated extracting things only to see a neat folder suddenly filled with various extracted files.
  • Password entry is grayed out if the archive has no password requirement.  I say this because it's presence means some users are going to immediately ask the person who sent them something for the password.
  • Have the directory contents look like this:

    Code: Select all

    PeaExtractor.exe
    \Other
    Users should have ZERO question about what they're supposed to run.  Right now there's pea.exe and a ton of other files to throw off beginners.
  • Some kind of progress/time remaining analysis.
Edit: additional wishlist item:
  • Ability to type a location into the extract box rather than having a static box until you click the "..." button to browse locations.
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Re: Super simple decompression

#5 Post by TP109 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:35 pm

I downloaded the portable version from Softpedia. States it's freeware; it doesn't mention anything about it being ad supported here.

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PeaExtractor

#6 Post by joby_toss » Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:55 am

PeaExtractor is a simple free extractor for 7z, cab, iso, rar, tar, zip, zipx file, over 150 archive formats are supported.
Single purpose utility for unpacking of compressed files, PeaExtractor aims to maximum ease of use with a minimal, user friendly, GUI departing from file manager -like design paradigm of archive managers like WinRar, WinZip, 7-Zip or PeaZip.
A simple wizard focused on file decompression guides the user toward the fastest and simplest completition of the task.

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Portable version: http://peaextractor.sourceforge.net/zip ... table.html

FAQ: http://peaextractor.sourceforge.net/faq.html

PeaExtractor project on SF: http://sourceforge.net/projects/peaextractor/files/

PeaExtractor on Softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Compressio ... ctor.shtml
Changelog wrote:2015 03 22
v1.1
  • Fixed links to online PeaExtractor resources
    Improved file selection dialog with custom filters for common archive types
    Reduced size of packages
2015 03 15
v1.0
  • Initial version of PeaExtractor, derived from pealauncher component of PeaZip, free archiver written with Lazarus/FPC.
Previously mentioned here: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 978#p73978

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Re: PeaExtractor

#7 Post by Checker » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:36 am

@ joby_toss: Worth adding to the database :!:

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Re: PeaExtractor

#8 Post by I am Baas » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:53 pm

Bəəs 2.0

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Re: PeaExtractor

#9 Post by joby_toss » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:18 am

Thank's for adding, Baas!
Didn't want to do it myself yet, as this is a new born app and there might still be some unpolished features.
But now that it's online...voted.

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Re: PeaExtractor

#10 Post by Checker » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:08 am

@ I am Baas: Thanks for adding ... voted :wink:

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#11 Post by I am Baas » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:50 am

joby_toss wrote:Didn't want to do it myself yet, as this is a new born app and there might still be some unpolished features. But now that it's online...voted.
Oh there are a few minor issues with the GUI that need to be ironed out but PeaExtractor is ready for TPFC database :)

Here is an example:
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Re: PeaExtractor

#12 Post by Checker » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:38 am

@ I am Baas: That's a feature. Learning dutch on the fly :lol:

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#13 Post by I am Baas » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:05 pm

Checker wrote:@ I am Baas: That's a feature. Learning dutch on the fly :lol:
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#14 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:24 pm

joby_toss wrote:Thank's for adding, Baas!
Same from me. Great program, glad to have it. This is going to make things easier for a lot of people over time.
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Re: Super simple decompression

#15 Post by webfork » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:50 pm

TP109 wrote:... it doesn't mention anything about it being ad supported here.
Ah, I didn't see that: a lot of portable software gets a pass on adware (thankfully). 
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