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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 26
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current version:

    4.5 stars

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 26
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very useful application"

    April 29, 2010  |   By vicfe

    Version: FreeExtractor 1.43

    Pros

    nice command line utility

    Cons

    there is a "back" button on the very first window which causes application to crash if user clicks twice on it... there is no point to have "back" button on a first window. It should be grayed out.

    Summary

    I would give 5 star if the issue would be resolved.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great app - nice features. I modified it a little."

    December 3, 2008  |   By RobbSadler

    Version: FreeExtractor 1.43

    Pros

    For a basic "get it done" app this works great out of the box.

    Cons

    I as others mentioned did not like the splash screen and the size of the window and hoped to make it a bit smaller (which I did).

    Summary

    I loved all that this did and did it with libs on the target machine so it stood by itself when running on an XP install. I also was unhappy with the splash, and thus went hunting. I found the same program but maybe a bit different version at: http://freeextractor.sourceforge.net/ and this included the source code. I was then able to make the screen footprint a bit smaller and change the auto-extract feature so that it would run start to finish without requiring a click, since I was extracting in order to kick off the "real" installer. I will post an article on codeproject.com sometime about it when I get a chance.

    So bottom-line this is a great start. If you need more go to
    http://freeextractor.sourceforge.net/
    and get the source code (needs VS 6 to be compiled or to be converted).

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Awesome! But don't like that initial screen."

    April 10, 2008  |   By logan1337

    Version: FreeExtractor 1.43

    Pros

    This program works great and does exactly what it describes. It gives you lots of options, lets you extract to the system temp folder (hint: use "%TEMP%\mydirectory"), even lets you execute a file when extraction is finished, AND even clean up after itself, AND lets you pick your own icon for the extractor!

    Cons

    The ONLY thing I don't like (and why I'm giving 4 instead of 5 stars) is it doesn't give you an option to disable the initial screen, which kind of detracts from the nice experience it provides otherwise. You can at least provide your own title and message, but you can't pick your own image... though you could probably hack it. ;)

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  • 4.0 stars

    "no it hasn't, what's wrong with you?"

    April 11, 2005  |   By alex.atkins

    Version: FreeExtractor 1.43

    Pros

    really simple do use; does almost everything you could want; free and open source

    Cons

    the option to delete extracted files after running an extracted program doesn't work. if you want to make comments to be read by the author, go look up freeextractor on sourceforge.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This program has a lousy interface."

    November 27, 2004  |  

    Version: FreeExtractor 1.43

    Summary

    ok...I downloaded the program, and installed it...now, I try to run the free extractor wizard, I had to drag and drop the zip file onto it,a nd there is no option to browse your computer for the file...after that I was greeted with a screen asking for a lot of information...at that point I just closed the program and did not bother to continue. I am used to shareware programs that just open a list of files in the archive and unzip with one or two mouse clicks, and this program requires more actions by the user just to unzip one file, and to uninstall it I had to manually delete it because there was no uninstall file.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Oh my Gosh - This is EXCELLENT!"

    February 12, 2004  |  

    Version: FreeExtractor 1.43

    Summary

    So easy to use and you don't need to do anything complicated.

    It works fine and its just what I was looking for!

    If only there were some new features such as insert splash screen and other options this would be perfect!

    This is just awesome!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply great!"

    January 13, 2004  |  

    Version: FreeExtractor 1.43

    Summary

    All I wanted was to create a self-extracting file that would un-pack files, launch a file, and create a shortcut -- all without being warned in the beginning that "this is an un-licensed copy of blah, blah, blah...!!!" All the features I wanted and it's free -- perfect!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Nice program, but watch out!"

    December 30, 2003  |  

    Version: FreeExtractor 1.43

    Summary

    Worked extremely well until I tried to create large archives. When extracting an archive greater than 600 megs, FreeExtractor complains about corrupt data. WinZip Self-Extractor worked fine with the same archive!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program!"

    November 7, 2003  |  

    Version: FreeExtractor 1.43

    Summary

    Fast easy to install no fuss.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect for VB6 Deployment"

    May 18, 2003  |  

    Version: FreeExtractor 1.43

    Summary

    This is exactly what I've been looking for. The Package and Deployment Wizard is good, but doesn't allow for single executable deployment. I was dreading having to go the over-complicated MSI route, or purchasing expensive setup software. PKZip can do something similar (automatically run an executable after extracting it), but it's still very obvious that it's a PKZip archive (prompts for extract location and such). Free Extractor essentially inserts itself as 'step 0' of your installation wizard What would make this near-perfect utility even better would be an option to skip the FreeExtractor window entirely: extract my setup files into a temp folder, run the setup.exe, then delete the setup files - all without any user interaction. Ooh baby!

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