How to Create a Self Extracting .Exe

Many people use WinRAR to put multiple files into 1 .zip or .rar file.In order to gain access or extract those files, you must have a program capable of opening those files such as WinRAR.Many people simply do not know how to use Winrar but there's an alternative to all of this! (and its already in your computer!!!)

Steps

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    Go to your local drive (C:)
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    Double click on "Windows" folder
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    Find and double click "System32"
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    Find "Iexpress.exe"
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    Click "Create new Self Extraction Directive file" (chosen by default)
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    Click next
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    Click "Extract files only"
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    Click next
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    Name your Package Title
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    Click next
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    Choose either one (No prompt. OR prompt user with........)
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    Click next
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    Click "Do not display license" (chosen by default)
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    Click next
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    Click the "Add" button and add all of the files you wish to pack
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    Click next
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    Choose between "Default (recommended)" , "Hidden" , "Minimized" , "Maximized" (Default or Hidden is best)
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    Click next
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    Choose between "No message." or "Display message:" (you can specify the message)
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    Click next
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    Choose where you want to install the file.
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    Uncheck "Store files using Long File Name inside Package"
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    Click next
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    Choose "Don't save"
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    Click next
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    Click next
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    Click Finish
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    Enjoy!

Tips

  • If you are on windows vista or 7, you have to right click on Iexpress.exe and click "Run as Administrator" for this to work

Article Info

Categories: File Manipulation | Basic Computer Skills