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MSI File - Add "Extract ALL" to Context Menu

How to Add "Extract All" to Context Menu of MSI Files in Windows
Published by Brink
03 May 2011
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How to Add "Extract All" to Context Menu of MSI Files in Windows


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Instead of having to install some 3rd party program to extract (unpack) the contents of a MSI file, this tutorial will show you how to add Extract All to the context menu of MSI files in all users or only your user account to be able to extract all of the contents of a MSI file into a new folder at the same location of the MSI file in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: "Extract All..." Added to the Context Menu of MSI Files
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OPTION ONE
Add or Remove "Extract All" to Context Menu of MSI Files in Only Your Account
1. To Add "Extract All" to Context Menu of MSI Files in Only your Account
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Add_Extract_All_to_MSI_Context_Menu_Current_User.reg
download
2. To Remove "Extract All" from Context Menu of MSI Files in only your Account
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Remove_Extract_All_from_MSI_Context_Menu_Current_User.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION TWO
Add or Remove "Extract All" to Context Menu of MSI Files for All Users

NOTE: You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this option.
1. To Add "Extract All" to Context Menu of MSI Files for All Users
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Add_Extract_All_to_MSI_Context_Menu_All_Users.reg
download
2. To Remove "Extract All" from Context Menu of MSI Files for All Users
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Remove_Extract_All_from_MSI_Context_Menu_All_Users.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it,
Shawn







12 Aug 2013   #1
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Hey Shawn, just wanted to let you know the second part should say option 2, and should say for all users.

Thanks again for your awesome tutorials.


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12 Aug 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oops. Thank you Andrew.
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12 Aug 2013   #3
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

You are quite welcome
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20 Oct 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Murataydemir, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's working perfectly fine for me. What part is not working for you? More details please.
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20 Oct 2013   #5
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

@murataydemir

Sorry your having an issue, but what is not working? Please provide more information. It's hard to help when someone gives a 3 word response to something.

@Brink, you beat me again I swear you have a alarm system for this forum whenever something happens.
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