Export EXE tool


Remind me, what is the best tool to export the contents of an exe?

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Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
where is the export button?
Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
There's a save resource option under resources.  What are you trying to export?
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
hmm, conceptual problem? An executable does not have contents. Maybe resources.

So what do you want to do?
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
greyed out.

trying to build an msi for deployment via GPO.  Done it before!
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
maybe i converted the exe to msi
ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Executables are not converted to MSI. Only embedded or wrapped up in it. An MSI is a container for software installation in Windows. You need an appropriate tool to create MSI.
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
my bad.  running the exe shows that its exporting the msi somewhere.
it would appear we have done this in the past somehow as there is a collection of files, mst, msi, ini ...
any suggestions on what we could have used?
Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
7zip or winrar can extract.

Also, if you run the EXE, let it extract and then don't proceed with the install (but don't close), you should be able to locate the extracted install files at %temp%\randodirectoryname

SInce exe's are not document types, you'll either have to drag and drop the exe into winrar or 7zip, Or you'll have to rename the .exe to something like .rar or .zip or .7z

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