How to Create a Self Extraction File with IE Express

Here you will learn how to create a self extraction file by just proceeding to few simple steps:

Steps

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    First of all open run window. You can find it in start menu.
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    Run IE Express in that run window and click OK.
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    You will see a new window named IE Express wizard. In this wizard check "create a new self extraction directive file" and click next.
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    You will see 3 options now, you can select any of those as per your choice, i recommend you to select first one.
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    Give title to your extraction package and click next.
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    Confirmation prompt. If you want to prompt the user with any message when the setup is executed then check the box "prompt user" and type your message there, and click next.
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    License agreement. If you want to add any licensee agreement to your package you can upload a notepad file from your computer or you can choose another option which involves no license agreement and click next.
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    Add files to package. This is the time to add files to tour extraction package. Here you have to add those files which are required in the extraction package. You can add files by clicking the option add and then you can browse files from your computer. After you have added the files, click next.
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    Select installation file. Select the file from all files from the package which needed to be installed on the system from package and also select the command which needs to be performed after installation process is completed and click next.
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    Installation program window. select how your installation program window will be displayed from given four options (default, hidden, minimized, maximized) and click next.
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    Finished message. If you want to display any message after the installation is complete you can add it here. After you have added the message click next.
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    So now we are at the verge of installation. Here you have to select a name for the file and other options, after this you can configure a restart. Then save your file wherever you want.

Tips

  • Always try to add a license agreement as it seems more official.

Warnings

  • The file which needs to be installed from all files added in the package should be a .exec file.
  • License agreement should be in .txt format.

Article Info

Categories: File Manipulation