A very basic file unarchiver
- Drag and drop
- Supports the most common archive formats
- Does not compress files
- Cannot create new folder to save to
- No Windows shell integration
- Slow performance
File Extractor is a bare bones file unarchiver that has a nice interface - but not much else.
Fried Cookie has once again released a dead simple application for basic tasks but File Extractor is a tough recommendation as it is just too simple. While it does support a myriad of formats, the only thing that File Extractor does is uncompress file archives.
File Extractor's interface features a simple drag and drop affair. There are no options to adjust other than where to save the file. Disappointingly, you cannot create a new folder within the application to save to. Users will have to create a new folder in Windows Explorer before choosing it within File Extractor.
It is difficult to recommend File Extractor over free alternatives like 7-Zip, which supports more formats, compresses/uncompresses files, and is integrated into the Windows shell so that right-clicking on files gives you a 7-Zip option to add or extract an archive.
Overall, File Extractor is too simple, slow, and doesn't feature important features that other free competitors offer.