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Windows 7: Winzip Self Extracting file issue

04 Nov 2013   #1

win 7 64bit
Winzip Self Extracting file issue


I have create a self extracting winzip exe file to place a file into this location C:\AALAAS\Prod which
currently exists. This works fine.

However, when I got to that location I fine that it also creates a AALAAS folder and Prod folder inside
this location C:\AALAAS\Prod. Why is this happening?

The file that is being extracted is place in its correct location.

Am I missing a setting?


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04 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

How did you create it (what program)?
What parameters did you specify?
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04 Nov 2013   #3

win 7 64bit


I have attached two files that show my settings.

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05 Nov 2013   #4

Windows 8 Core X64

When you created, did you tell it to remember the folder paths?
What did the folder structure look like for the source you zipped to

If it's not something confidential can you upload here along with the generated .exe?
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06 Nov 2013   #5

win 7 64bit


I finally nutted out what I was doing wrong!

Instead of creating a new instance of the winzip before I created the .exe file, I would just delete the old file out of the zip file and just copy a new file into the same zip file. The create the self extracting file. That then caused my problem.

However, when I created a new zip file then the self extracting .exe file all work Ok.

Hope this make sense.

So many thanks for your interest.
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06 Nov 2013   #6

Windows 8 Core X64

Glad you got it straightened out. Thanks for letting me know.
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