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Reverse Engineer a vb.net msi

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I created a vb.net program for a client and installed it.  Meanwhile, our network administrator inadvertently deleted my solution files and they are not recoverable.  Is there a way I can use the .msi or the setup.exe to recapture the code, or do I need to rebuild it from scratch?
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there are several "Programs" out there that for a high fee will break your MSI open but it gets really expensive. Otherwise you unfortunately will have to rebuild.

I know what your thinking.. its not fair.. its my code.. why should i have to pay somoene to get it back.. Well if there was something avaialable for free on google that let you decomplie any MSI you wanted.. a lot of billion dollar  corporations would be out of business as competitors would rise up overnight. make sure you thank your Network Admin properly :(
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That's what I was afraid of.  And I understand and agree with the philosophy.  I was just hoping against hope.

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ive been on the receiving end of this question before. I feel your pain...

Make sure you get a External drive even if it never leaves your building for security reasons.. always backup somewhere else becuse lightening does strike :(
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