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Universal Extractor v1.6.1 Updated

webfork on 8 Nov 2014

Universal Extractor allows you to extract files from a wide variety of archive files, including ZIP, ARJ, LZH, as well as MSI and EXE files created using various installer packages (such as Nullsoft, Wise, Inno Setup, etc). Useful for testing apps for portability because you can extract files directly from installer packages without having to go through the installation process. Note that the original developer no longer updates the program so some manual updates may be required.

Alternatively, an unofficial version with the latest-and-greatest internals is available (on Lupo's PenSuite site).

Commercial use note: license restrictions are present on included files UHARC02.EXE and UHARC04.EXE, but can be deleted without dramatic impact on the software. See website for more information.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Included libraries may write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Main program: GPL, Included libraries: various, see note about commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the RAR "UniExtract Binary Archive" package and extract using 7-zip or a similar tool to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch UniExtract.exe
What's new? Added support for environmental variables (eg., specify %temp% for debug dir)
Added support for XZ compressed files and txz/tlz archives via 7-Zip
Added support for Windows Installer merge modules (.msm) via MsiX
Added support for NBH files via NBHextract
Added translations for Armenian, Czeck, Persian (Farsi), Serbian, Swedish
Changed 7-Zip unpacking behavior;
now attempts brute force extraction only after External PEiD scan;
change due to aggressive .exe resource extraction in new versions
Changed Windows installer support (.msi, .msp) to use MsiX instead of msi2xml
Changed LZMA support to use 7-Zip for extraction
Changed FEAD support to use PEiD rather than TrID for detection
Changed following formats to call 7z by name (also see 7-Zip debug comment):
bz2, chm, gz, tar, Z
this is mostly for code cleanup; functionality should be the same
Fixed InstallShield 5.x regression in 1.6 preventing successful extraction
Fixed bug in extraction of non-TAR LZW compressed files
Fixed bug that prevented picking files after toggling history option
Fixed bug in display of history combo boxes when no items listed
Fixed cosmetic bug in Visual C++ SFX status dialog
Fixed cosmetic bug in status dialogs due to extra padding by AutoIt
Removed lzma helper binary
Removed msi2xml helper binary and MSXML download link on MSI selection page
Removed Windows NT 4.0 support from installer
Removed debug output for 7-Zip, arj, hlp;
buffers output, preventing proper user feedback and input prompts
Updated success/fail detection to check output directory timestamp;
can detect cases where files are overwritten, which old method missed;
will still consider failed if user chooses not to overwrite files,
or if all files are written to a subdirectory of the output directory
Updated RPM and DEB support to extract interim CPIO and TAR files
Updated FEAD support to workaround read-only permission issue
Updated Zip support to log unzip output and permit minor reported unzip errors
Updated PEiD detection of Microsoft SFX cab files for more reliable extraction
Updated some UniExtract window sizes for better internationalization support
Updated translations for Italian, Korean, Russian
Updated 7-Zip to 9.13 beta
Updated AutoIt to 3.3.6.1 and replaced deprecated _ArrayCreate UDF
Updated InfoZip unzip to 6.0.0
Updated Inno Setup to 5.3.9
Updated innounp to 0.31 (supports Inno Setup 5.3.9)
Updated InstallExplorer WCX to 0.9.2
Updated MSI WCX to 1.2.1
Updated PEiD to 0.95
Updated UnRAR to 3.93
Latest comments
Numanoid on 2014-08-29 11:57

It's a bit OTT calling this an universal extractor, as many EXE files I try to extract with it, leads to error messages that the so-scalled universal extractor can't extract them.

Numanoid on 2014-11-01 14:32

This programme is in fact pretty much useless, there hasn't been one exe I have tried to extract over the last couple of months, where the so-called Universal Extractor has failed me :-(

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Pazera Free Audio Extractor v2.1

Checker on 2 Aug 2014
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by jack

Pazera Free Audio Extractor takes the audio from most major video files without loss of sound quality or converts them to a variety of common audio formats. The program can also behave as a simple conversion tool from one audio format to another (e.g. AAC to MP3).

Note: By default, the program will extract/convert to MP3. Select "Try extract original audio stream" to avoid re-encoding. This is faster, but may result in a format some devices can't read. Additionally, the program has a number of predefined settings (profiles) specially designed for novice users. More advanced users can easily customize audio encoding parameters with output parameters.

Some supported formats include (audio) MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, M4A, FLAC, OGG, WAV; (video) AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, MOV, RM, 3GP, WMV, VOB, MKV, WebM, and OGV.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AudioExtractor.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Audio Extractor
What's new?
  • Changes in the program interface.
  • New version of the FFmpeg encoder and MediaInfo library.
  • Improved detection of data streams in video/audio files.
  • Added support for Bulgarian and Hungarian languages.
Latest comments
rogerthedodger on 2014-06-25 06:26

Love this program, but V2 doesnt save settings, gone back to V1.4 which does.

rogerthedodger on 2014-08-02 05:25

Version 2.1 now out

Checker on 2014-08-02 09:36

@ rogerthedodger: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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Zback v2.80.0.a Updated

Checker on 3 Nov 2014

Zback is a backup and synchronization tool with a small footprint. Copy modes include update files, refresh existing files, or mirror source to target and can be run manually, from batch/script, or from the command line. Users can filter files based on extension, size, date, subdirectories and preview their backup/sync before running.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch zback.exe.
What's new?
  • Visual style improvements, Help tab redesign, based on RTF file.
  • More realistic progress bar job monitoring, based on total size - not number of files.
  • Added time stamps in Report lines.
  • Number of EXECUTE and RUN error warnings added at the end of to-do list (if any).
  • Fixed: In case of copy to slow media, Zback was slow in response to user action (minimize, etc).
  • Small fixes and improvements.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2013-10-26 07:07

I look no further than Syncovery for synchronisation. The feature set is hard to beat and it seems to work better than all the others I`ve tried.

logear on 2014-02-24 20:29

I just checked out Syncovery. It's not freeware.

coolayman on 2014-04-05 21:46

I love this application ... I use it for backing up all my files ... it is very quick and much quicker than manual copy-paste by windows. I always use manual mode to preview the synchronization then running it.

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SoftPerfect Network Scanner v5.5.12

Checker on 22 Aug 2014

SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a feature-rich, multi-threaded network scanner to find and identify network resources. Includes IP, NetBIOS and SNMP, can ping computers, scans for listening TCP ports, and shows what types of resources are shared (including system and hidden). In addition, it allows you to mount shared resources as network drives, browse them using Windows Explorer, filter the results list and more.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit folder (depending on your OS)
  3. Launch the program by using "netscan.exe /ini" or "netscan.exe /xml"
What's new?
  • Added automatic OUI.txt downloading and updating for NIC vendor lookup.
  • Added reading registry via WMI if the Remote Registry service is not available.
  • Added domain names displayed with user names in local group membership query.
  • Added detecting external IP address from LAN address detection dialog.
  • Fixed reading EDID monitor info via the Remote Registry service.
  • Fixed freeze when launched from a task scheduler via a batch file.
Latest comments
thepiney on 2012-05-18 21:47

@ mukhi - Could your AV or FW program be blocking the download or the download site? Have you been able to download other files with no issue?

DzejPy on 2014-03-10 22:00

Sometimes show advertisement: http://www.imghosting.cz/images/95SoftPerfectNetScan.jpg

webfork on 2014-03-17 01:35

DzejPy: verified. However, if you just click "Ok got it" in that image, it goes away and doesn't come back. Think we can let the adware notice slide for the moment.

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Snapshoter v1.8

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

Snapshoter is a small screen image and video capture program, clipboard manager, image composer, and a post-it note function. Supports layers, Dropbox, and collages.

Note: Most of the functions are explained by a mouseover at the bottom of the window.

Cross-platform with support for Mac, AmigaO/AROS, and MorphOS.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch snapshoter.exe.
What's new?
  • Added copy from clipboard to collage mode screen
  • Added German language
  • Fixed some bugs
  • Improved CPU consumption
  • Minimum memory consumption
  • Alt + prtscr paste active window to snapshoter
  • And a lot of improvements more
Latest comments
julius on 2011-05-13 22:12

for me is great, but PNG or BMP support will be nice

magyar on 2011-05-24 23:13

very easy intuitive fast and clear program, i autoboot it everytime

allclownsareevil on 2011-08-16 16:12

Really glad I tried this, usually I use fascapture, but this has some great features over it. Like others have said an ability to be able to save captures as pdf would be nice, but hardly essential. There are other programs on here to convert images to pdf.

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