ExtractNow

ExtractNow

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 422 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.2
  • Total Downloads:
    2,154,613
  • Date Added:
    April 01, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,948
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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

    3.3

    out of 3 votes

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    • 4 star 1
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    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 422 votes

    • 5 star 311
    • 4 star 50
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 47
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  • 1 stars

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

    October 11, 2014   |   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

    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

    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 2003, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008
    Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 5.5
    Download Information
    File Size 1.93MB
    File Name extractnow.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,154,613
    Downloads Last Week 2,948
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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