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    Compression Software

    Hi,

    I am after some software that will zip up a folder, make it a self extracting Zip and has the ability to run a file once the extraction has been done.

    Does anyone know of one please?

    Thanks

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    using 7zip :

    1. Open 7Zip File manager (7zipfm.exe)
    2. Find the Files, which can be anything, and then click the big green "Add" button.
    3. Make the archive format a .7z (under archive format of course) and look for the create sfx archive which should work after making the archive format .7z
    4. Set any other settings you might need
    5. Click OK and thats your self extracting exe / archive done
    Not sure on how to make it auto extract though - when do you want it to extract ?

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    Winzip

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    Will them 2 run the file after the end user has extracted the files?

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    WinRAR will do this. Create your zip/rar file, open it in WinRAR, click SFX, choose "Advanced options" and there's an option to run a file after extraction is done.

    WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files

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    Yes, WinZip can as well.

    WinZip® Self-Extractor 4.0

    Would say WinRar better, but both are not free. So you're suck either way. Failing that, an MSI.

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    7-ZIP SFX Maker « teejee2008’s Weblog

    7-ZIP SFX Maker v2.0 « teejee2008’s Weblog

    Assuming the latter link is an updated version hence version 2.0

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