How To Extract DAA Files In Ubuntu?

Most often when you download a huge file from a P2P network, it is compressed in the .daa format. When you click on it, you will find that there is no application in Ubuntu that can handle it.

If you are wondering, DAA (Direct-Access-Archive) is actually a proprietary file format created by PowerISO to compress, password protect and to split a huge file to multiple volumes. To decompress a .daa file, you have to use the PowerISO application.

Download PowerISO for Linux

Extract the tar file

cd /usr/bin
sudo tar -xf [path-to-poweriso-tar-file]

To extract .daa file

poweriso extract /input-file.daa / -od /extracted-file-path


Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.


  1. “sudo tar -xf [path-to-poweriso-tar-file]”

    if the file is in the Downloads directory, then what do i write?

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