Extracting Files from an ACE Archive

ACE is yet another file format for compressing files. There are a few companies that use it exclusively and it seems popular in French speaking areas.

There aren’t very many applications for uncompressing ACE files. WinAce has several products that work with Windows, Linux, OS X, and DOS command line. The only free products is the DOS version which works very well, if you don’t mind running it from the command prompt and its inability to extract from folders nested deeply in other folders. In my case, I moved an ACE file to the root folder of my drive and extracted there.

Commandline ACE

You can download the command line ACE program here.

One Response to Extracting Files from an ACE Archive

  1. Oh the good old days of rip-off DOS frontends (ACE looks a lot like RAR, which looked a lot like Norton Commander :P)

    You can try using PeaZip as well (, which is a free utility, or if you’re feeling ambitious, grab the commercial version called WinACE (
    .-= Alex Bevilacqua´s last blog ..Check what files are unversionned in your working copy =-.

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