How to extract the contents of an .exe file instead of installing it ?


  1. Posts : 112
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
       #1

    How to extract the contents of an .exe file instead of installing it ?


    Hello Guys,

    is it possible to extract a .exe file or a installer instead of installing it on the HDD ???
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  2. Posts : 6,669
    Windows 7 x64
       #2

    Depends on the tool used to create the installer package for the most part.
    I've had mixed luck using this to extract them.
    Universal Extractor | LegRoom.net
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  3. Posts : 54
    Win7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #3

    You can also use 7Zip but not all exe files will open. Right click on the file and select open inside.
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  4. Posts : 2,760
    Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
       #4

    You can also generally use WinRAR to expand the contents of an EXE installer file.

    Same approach... right-click on the EXE, mouse-over the WinRAR item to get the flyout with further choices, and select one of the several "extract" options on the flyout.

    Works perfectly. Just like UN-ZIP, such as if you download a driver/install file from the HP support site. You don't have to actually RUN the driver/install file to expand it and do the installation. You can just manually expand the installer file with WinRAR.

    I would guess that most similar ZIP/Un-ZIP products (free or non-free) would all do the same thing. I just happen to use WinRAR.
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 64 bit
       #5

    dsperber said:
    You can also generally use WinRAR to expand the contents of an EXE installer file.

    Same approach... right-click on the EXE, mouse-over the WinRAR item to get the flyout with further choices, and select one of the several "extract" options on the flyout.

    Works perfectly. Just like UN-ZIP, such as if you download a driver/install file from the HP support site. You don't have to actually RUN the driver/install file to expand it and do the installation. You can just manually expand the installer file with WinRAR.

    I would guess that most similar ZIP/Un-ZIP products (free or non-free) would all do the same thing. I just happen to use WinRAR.


    You're Right @dsperber, ThankYou for your investigation!,
    with 7zip file manager similar to Winrar, it can did possible to extract the Qbitorrent setup.exe container. Yupi!
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