Using WinZip Self-Extractor, I have created a self-extracting executable that I plan to distribute to people, so that they can update some files on their computers. However, when I run the executable, I get the error: "Can't create output file: <filename>", and the extraction fails. The problem is that some of the files that I'm trying to overwrite are read-only. Is there anyway to configure the self-extractor to ignore the file permissions (even if it involves prompting the user)?
My workaround is to have them extract to a temp directory and then copy the files using windows explorer, but I would rather avoid this workaround if possible.
Thanks in advance.