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ExtractNow

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 428 votes out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.2
  • Total Downloads:
    2,277,448
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 01, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    254
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Compact, lightweight, and fast, ExtractNow manages to do more with less than other freeware archive utilities: less system resources, less desktop real estate, and less fuss. It can extract most archived files one by one or in batches, including ZIP, 7Z, CAB, TAR, FLV, and many more, including encrypted archives. ExtractNow integrates with Windows Explorer context menus. Recent updates include improved RAR file test mode and extraction.

Pros

Light and fast: At just 1.93MB, ExtractNow wastes no resources on anything unnecessary. When it's set up to your satisfaction, ExtractNow can unzip files with a single click.

Plain but efficient: ExtractNow's user interface is nothing more than a list view with three buttons: Settings, Clear, and Extract. But many options can be configured from a Windows-style tabbed settings dialog, including a Drag-and-Drop Exclusion List, Directory Monitoring, and Passwords.

Help: Help includes an extensive Web-based manual with documentation, screenshots, and more.

Cons

Help button: The Help button is on the Settings dialog, not the main interface, which could be frustrating for some users, though perhaps placing it under Settings will prompt users to explore ExtractNow's options and maybe even answer their questions.

Bottom Line

ExtractNow is about as far from flashy as freeware gets, but it impresses with performance, not a fancy layout. It's a no-nonsense performer that more than holds its own against far more complex programs that somehow don't seem to do more than ExtractNow does.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 428 votes

    • 5 star 313
    • 4 star 50
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 51
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5 stars

"5 star already wrote a review"

May 28, 2016  |  By odixodix

2016-05-28 06:35:26  |  By odixodix

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

Whoever said this program doesn't work is just plain stupid. RTFM. You don't drag and drop anything right click and set it up. I extracted 756gb continually over 3 days with NO HICCUPS and extraction within extraction while monitoring a directory for archives, auto deleting after extraction and archives within archives. THIS PROGRAM IS GOLD AND THE DEVELOPER DESERVES AN AWARD FOR SAVING ME WEEKS OF MY LIFE.

Cons

Asbolutely none. This program rocks.

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5 stars

"Great little tool. Works every time"

January 22, 2016  |  By Mohammad Khorasani

2016-01-22 13:27:31  |  By Mohammad Khorasani

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

Great little tool that I have used for years and just installed it on my new Surface Pro 4 running Windows 10 with no issues.

Cons

No cons at all. Works great

Summary

I read all the reviews - PEOPLE first realize that the publisher of the software is not the one that is bundling all the ad type programs. CNET/Download.com is if you use their installer and don't pay attention and just click next next next. If you use the direct download link for the author of the software no additional software is included. If you have problems its because you are not following directions. I have literally installed this program on probably close to 1,200 workstations at various client sites and have never had any issues.

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1 stars

"Good tool - too much adware"

March 30, 2015

2015-03-30 05:49:28

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

Good tool - useful for handling all types of archive and the less supported formats. Lite product and fast.

Cons

Used to be a good tool - but now it comes bundles with *so* much Ad-ware. One of the guys installed it without taking proper notice and within seconds the computer was full of stuff like 'BubbleDock' and 'BoBrowser'.

There was so much we just trashed the drive and re-installed from image.

Summary

It is very disappointing the developer has found it necessary to take the ad-ware route, which i suspect is for funding their work. I for one would happily have paid to use the tool which i often found very handy.

I will not use it anymore.

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1 stars

"CREATE a restore point b4 TRYing"

March 26, 2015  |  By PG13Guy

2015-03-26 21:36:09  |  By PG13Guy

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

Its powerful enough to NOT to let administrator the privilage to UnInstall it

Cons

Doesn't work ..I read last comment from Feb. and I STILL tried it- I'm a dummy
Its powerful enough to NOT to let administrator the privilage to UnInstall it

Summary

Don't be a dummy -- stay away ...luckily I had a restore point beforehand

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1 stars

"does not work (wish I could give it 0 )"

February 23, 2015  |  By Alduins Khajiit

2015-02-23 19:44:39  |  By Alduins Khajiit

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

none whatsoever

Cons

it doesn't ever find files within an archive

Summary

waste of time and a blocked intrusion by Malwarebytes

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1 stars

"Wish I could give it 0"

February 09, 2015  |  By jawso

2015-02-09 15:06:24  |  By jawso

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

None - didn't work on the SIT file I was given

Cons

Despite the advertiser shills writing positive review I had NO options upon installing a direct link (not the CNET installer). It didn't work and I went to uninstall it. AS SOON AS I DID I had 3 various pieces of adware/malware install on my computer. After trying to keep up with the spawning processes and installs going on I finally "killed it" only to discover over the next day that the damn program installed an crapware installer program and ad re-director called GlobalUpload. I am in IT and not some newb who didn't see a greyed out opt-out box. THIS HAS ADWARE/MALWARE IN IT DON'T DOWNLOAD IT

Summary

AVOID THIS PROGRAM AT ALL COSTS. Shame on CNET for hosting it.

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1 stars

"Couldn't get it to work in Windows 8"

October 11, 2014  |  By InsaneTXArtist

2014-10-11 01:01:16  |  By InsaneTXArtist

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

Unknown. I installed it and it ran, but it did nothing when I tried to drag and drop files into it.

Cons

Apparently does not agree with Windows 8.

Summary

A waste of time to download.

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4 stars

"IT'S NOT MALWARE!!"

August 07, 2014  |  By Charles Carmichel

2014-08-07 19:20:17  |  By Charles Carmichel

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

It's not malware!
It's fast and easy to use.

Cons

It can only extract files. It can't create them.

Summary

This is not malware. I downloaded this and received zero malware. If you don't believe me, then look it up on the other sites. Those who are slandering both this site and the product really need to get a life. Also, in the area I live in slander is against the law, and people have been fined for it.

This does come bundled with 4 PUPs, but they are optional. Just click "Decline," or "Skip," to prevent them from installing and doing something bad. Also, most free stuff has something similar. That's what makes it free. Even the famous 7zip has a PUP (and it's very annoying too).

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5 stars

"Fantastic program!"

May 08, 2014  |  By crazylarryusa

2014-05-08 20:21:51  |  By crazylarryusa

 |  Version: ExtractNow 4.8.2

Pros

This program does everything I need it to.

Cons

None that I have found.

Summary

I have used this program for several years, it has never let me down.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.2
Version 4.8.2 includes fix for hang when encountering missing rar archive, test mode with rar extraction, and problems with directory dates
General
Publisher Nathan Moinvaziri
Publisher web site http://www.extractnow.com/
Release Date March 31, 2014
Date Added April 01, 2014
Version 4.8.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 5.5
Download Information
File Size 1.78MB
File Name extractnow.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,277,448
Downloads Last Week 254
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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