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I wasn't going to write about this, but I liked the solution (application) so much I had to shout about it.

I was provided with a 30 day cd preview slideshow of wedding photos, and was asked very kindly to attempt to extract the photos from it so they could be viewed beyond the trial period.

I agreed to the challenge, and that was that…

At first I decided to take a look at the application, and soon discovered (using PEID) that it was ASpacked, and so I used aspackdie to unpack it.

However, this is where I got stuck. I tried loads of different (windows) resource software and none of them were able to extract the photos.

I went onto programmerstools.org to try and see if there were any more tools, and just before I was about to give up I noticed an application entitled “MultiExtractor” sitting in their “Highest rated” list on the front page. I now see why.

MultiExtractor is a brilliant application.

I successfully managed to extract 878 photos from the packed exe on the CD.

The exe was packed using ASpack, nothing else seemed able to extract the files, even when I used aspackdie first.

It’s simple and easy to use. It’s not some cheap ‘hacker’ tool, or a complex hardcore programmer tool, it just works!

The maximum price for this application is $100 (~£55), if I have the pleasure of using this application again, I am very likely to pay for the privilege.

Great work Maciej Drobinski, keep it up!