Self Unpack

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Eagle710, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Eagle710

    Eagle710 OSNN Senior Addict

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    How can I write a self-unpacking exe file to create an install of a portable version of an application?
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    use the self extracting option in winzip winrar etc.......
     
  3. Johnny

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    Yeah, you can make a sef extracting exe file with winzip and winrar. I am not sure about 7zip though, as I don't use it..
     
  4. Eagle710

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    Is there a guide on how to use WinZip...??
     
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    all you do is make the zip, then in winzip under actions you need to select make exe
     
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    RTFM all these applications are self explanatory if you just look at the options available to you and read what they do.
     
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    Please do not discourage the asking of questions guys.

    Eagle - there is a free utility that lets you create self-extracting executables. I haven't used it, but seems like it will do what you need :)

    http://www.chilkatsoft.com/ChilkatSfx.asp
     
  10. Dark Atheist

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    where did i do that ?
     
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    I generally discourage questions where it seems the questioner has not even bothered to try and figure it out themselves first. I get enough of that at work.
     
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    I agree, know will ever learn if they don't find out for themselves. Self taught individuals are the best taught individuals.
     
  13. Eagle710

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    Thanks for the tip.

    I will try to understand the options before jumping into silly questions.....