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The Extractor

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 104 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    685,971
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 14, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.81MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Thanks to its easy-to-use interface, this free file compression tool makes it a snap to unzip files.

The Extractor opens with a panel-style interface that is clear-cut enough for all users to understand. We especially liked the drag-and-drop functionality that let us quickly add ZIP and RAR files. We also like that the user specifies the output file. Once we clicked Go, the program instantly unzipped our file and placed the contents into our designated output folder. Our favorite feature was the Preset option that let us assign a preset task for each output folder after unzipping the file. The preset tasks included keeping folders, subfolders, and covers. If you don't want to assign presets, you can manually apply the same folder options. The Help feature is pretty simplistic and doesn't have search capabilities, but it does walk you through the program.

The fact that this functional file compression program is freeware makes it all the more appealing. We recommend it for all user levels. It cleanly uninstalled from our PC.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 104 votes

    • 5 star 41
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 17
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1 stars

"Simply doesnt work"

July 07, 2012  |  By toncuz

 |  Version: The Extractor 1.4.1

Pros

absolutely none

Cons

no matter what you put drag into the box it says "nothing to extract" DUMB

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4 stars

"Great Software! Timesaver!!"

January 31, 2010  |  By SUNSHINE0103

 |  Version: The Extractor 1.4.1

Pros

You can drag & drop a group of files and The Extractor will ignore non-compressed files and will give message on incompatible files. Accepts passwords. Multiple locations for files selected. Zip file deletion.

Cons

Does not decompress .zip.part files. Deleted files are permanent.

Summary

I tried several decompression programs and The Extractor won hands down!

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5 stars

"Easy, simple, and a huge timesaver"

January 24, 2010  |  By cbloeb

 |  Version: The Extractor 1.4.1

Pros

I have hundreds of zip files I needed to extract and reconfigure. Extractor let me do
this in minutes, saving me hours of work and annoyingly repetitive mouse clicks.

Cons

None that I have found.

Summary

Extractor rocks!

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5 stars

"GREAT!!!Program."

January 14, 2010  |  By hector266

 |  Version: The Extractor 1.4.1

Pros

Fast and easy to use.

Cons

NO problem.

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2 stars

"Could be a lot better"

October 19, 2009  |  By rclarkone

 |  Version: The Extractor 1.4.1

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Hard to figure out what you can do with it. Couldn't put files where i needed them. Help section doesn't help. Still not sure what all the extras do.

Summary

As far as i can get some use out of it, i was satisfied. Thats the problem also. Couldn't get much use out of it. Extract Now is as easy and i get it to do more. Some files i just dropped and said i'll get along without because i couldn't get them extracted to where i needed them. Even other programs such as this are just as puzzling as well. Why can't i get them extracted to where I NEED them!? Don't use unless you can extract(pun intended) the real operating features out of it by osmosis. The help section was a disappointment in explaining how to use the program. I am thinking of removing it as i have another program that i actually use and really don't need this headache one.

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4 stars

"Very nice tool!"

September 23, 2009  |  By outfooled

 |  Version: The Extractor 1.4.1

Pros

After I figured out how to use this product it performed excellent. I could not get 'The Extractor' to extract files to my Windows subdirectory, but I managed to work around this glitch.....this could've been something I did wrong.

Cons

The help file is not real intuitive in explaining the different options available in the lower part of the panel, and I stumbled around for quite awhile trying to figure out what the output preferences actually were.

Summary

This product does what it intends to do, extract files. I would add more verbiage to the help section for people like myself who aren't the best at trying to figure things out without adequate instructions. But then, I'm a technical writer so maybe I am just being too critical of products that I feel do not having adequate documentation.....my apologies to the author.....8^)

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5 stars

"its simple the best"

September 04, 2009  |  By genneta

 |  Version: The Extractor 1.4.1

Pros

its easy to use

Cons

no cons,i love everything about it

Summary

the features an functionality,is something i have never seen,its so reliable,and very easy to use,its simply the best...overall,i say good job on such a perfect program.

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4 stars

"Nice program, easy interface"

August 20, 2009  |  By Skippyqsb

 |  Version: The Extractor 1.4.1

Pros

Easy to use, does just what you want it to.

Cons

Not very fast

Summary

This program does just what you need. It's not as fast or as simplistic as RAR Frog, but RAR Frog has problems extracting larger files (larger than 1gb or more than 50 rar "bits").
RAR Frog took less than one minute to extract a 700mb file and to extract you just right click on the main RAR file and click EXTRACT and you are done. This program took almost three times as long to extract and you had to actually enter the program to do the extraction. But this program has been able to extract both small and very large files.
I will continue to use RAR Frog for smaller files do to the speed and simplicity, but I will use this program for all the large files that RAR Frog seems to have issues with. If this program was atleast more simplistic, even if not faster, I would have given it 5 stars. There is really not much extra you need to do when extracting a RAR file, so I do not understand why you have to go into the main program each time and tell it to do what it should already be doing.

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5 stars

"Great tool! Super on rar files."

August 09, 2009  |  By AcworthJack

 |  Version: The Extractor 1.4.1

Pros

It si fast, easy to use and it works!

Cons

None - it does what it says it will do.

Summary

I don't get many rar files, but it is nice to have a tool that can handle them.

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4 stars

"Works as promised on rar and 7z files."

August 02, 2009  |  By srpanini

 |  Version: The Extractor 1.4.1

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Recommended.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4.1
Version 1.4.1 has Windows shell integration.
General
Publisher Simply Free Software
Publisher web site http://theextractor.org/
Release Date July 14, 2008
Date Added July 14, 2008
Version 1.4.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Compression
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 3.81MB
File Name extractor_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 685,971
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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