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If MultiExtractor's file-extracting capabilities (and stiff price) are more than the average user needs, it could be the answer to many pro user's needs. MultiExtractor extracts icon, image, audio, video, texture, and similar files, including zipped, hidden, and encrypted files, from deep inside a wide range of programs, drivers, and other software resources.
You merely need to choose a file or directory and let MultiExtractor comb it for each type of file you're after. MultiExtractor displays results in a variety of customizable views so you can be sure you've hit the target. It also decompresses files and maps data. That's the good news. The not-so-good news is, at $56.83 (OLD PRICE! NOW IS AT $29!), MultiExtractor is priced a bit high for the home market. The not-so-bad news is, that's affordable for professionals and advanced users. MultiExtractor is free to try for 30 days, but many of its features are disabled in the trial version, including Save and Export features; plus, there's watermarking and other limitations. But you can certainly see what MultiExtractor does and how it does it, and that's what we did.
When it opens, MultiExtractor's main window is as small and stylish as a media player, and just as re-skinnable. Basic operation couldn't be easier: Select a file or directory to extract, and then press "Extract." We ran MultiExtractor on a random executable. A pop-up let us choose extraction mode: Explore (choose and extract) or Standard (extract), plus options such as Memory scan loop and Recurse subfolders. We pressed "Start," and MultiExtractor quickly returned two things: A Control Panel with a detailed, tree-view-based scan summary, including file size ratio graphs, and another pop-up detailing six demo limitations plus the option to register (buy) MultiExtractor or continue unregistered. We opted to continue our trial, and MultiExtractor finished its limited operations. Although we couldn't open extracted data, we could see exactly what MultiExtractor found, which gave a clear overview of exactly what it can do.
MultiExtractor has more features, such as sophisticated filtering for faster, targeted extractions. Even with the free demo's limitations, anyone who needs MultiExtractor's capabilities will want to give it a look.
This is a review of the trial version of MultiExtractor 3.3.
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by Elena Opris from SoftPedia
All self-proclaimed computer specialists need to know how to take a PC apart and study it carefully. While this rule generally applies to the hardware part of a computer, it's also useful to learn how to extract files and export their components. MultiExtractor is such an application, created to thoroughly analyze files.
This tool allows users to 'look' into files and folders, explore and extract hidden elements, such as images, audio, video, icons, and textures, all from within a minimalistic and easy-to-use interface.
First the source needs to be selected, either a file or a folder, it gets extracted, then the tool quickly analyzes the source and displays the results.
Considering MultiExtractor recognizes a wide range of formats, users can also choose the type of files that should be processed, thus reducing the time it takes to complete an extraction. They can even filter the size of the image that need to be dealt with, depending on their preferences.
There are plenty of settings that can be configured to filter searches, such as recurse subfolders or overwrite files.
Moreover, the software uses the CPU memory to a minimum, therefore it does not affect its overall performance.
What can be done with this software? Users can break files apart and use a particular piece to specific purposes. The software can also be used as a method for learning what is hidden within various applications. Other than that, it can also be a fun tool, handy for poking around files on one's PC.
The unregistered version does not allow users to save the extracted files, so a license is needed to export each item to another location and use it properly.
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by Silvana Mansila from Software Informer
The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 2.7
MultiExtractor is a powerful yet easy to use application that allows you to manage your graphic files and convert them to different formats in just a few simple steps. The supported picture, audio, video formats are the following: BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, PCX, TGA, ICO, CUR, TIFF, EMF, WMF, XM, MOD, WAV, OGG, MP3, MID, S3M, AVI, among many others.
This incredible program has the ability to extract files stored on Microsoft® Office files, Portable Document Format, Databases, raw or binary files (like *.doc, *.docx, *.ppt, *.pptx, *.xls, *.xlsx, *.pdf, *.db, *.raw, *.bin, *.hex, etc.) and also extract multimedia content (stored as resources or binaries ) from PE files (*.exe, .*.scr, *.dll, *.ocx, *.ax). It also decompresses archives (ZIP, RAR, CAB+InstallShield Cabinets, JAR, CHM) and extracts data from them. What is more, it includes strong filtering options such as icon properties, image properties, size of files, etc. and has the ability to extract encrypted/packed resources of executables or DLL files.
Note that this version is no longer available for download but here you can get the latest one which includes even more improved features.
Easy to use. Simple and intuitive user interface. Great value for its price.
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by Nikolaev A. Dmitrievich from 3d2f.com
The feeling of helplessness is not the best feeling in the world. It is especially annoying when you can see or hear something that you really like, but can’t take it and use again somewhere else. When multimedia files are well-hidden from prying eyes in the depth of resource files and exotic archives, when images are stored in unknown formats and there seems to be no easy way to extract them, MultiExtractor will handle this problem with grace!
MultiExtractor is an extremely powerful resource scanner, extractor and converter that will help you get any image or multimedia files from virtually any type of container, no matter how impenetrable is may look. It will extract resources into BMP, JPG, GIF, IFF, PNG, PCX, TGA, ICO, CUR, TIFF, EMF, WMF, DDS], 3DS, LWO, XM, MOD, WAV, OGG, MP3, MID, S3M, AVI, MPG, DAT, ASF, MOV, FLC, SWF, BIK, SMK and MPQ. It has no problems extracting files from installers, icon libraries, executables, screensavers and dynamic libraries and other containers. You can specify the types and properties of files to extract using the integrated flexible filtering system. The built-in multimedia explorer provides the necessary functionality for playing, viewing and copying files stored within various resources and simplifies the process of searching for the necessary file. All this is just a small fraction of MultiExtractor’s capabilities. Check out the official site for a complete list of features — it’s quite impressive!
MultiExtractor will make you a real data miner. There will be no resource in your system that it won’t be able to open. Forget the feeling of helplessness, get used to the feeling of full control!