Extract the Contents from .exe & .msi file

Monday, 7 November 2011

Extract the Contents from a .exe executable file

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The tool is capable of extracting the contents of the archive or self executable files however it can’t create any archive file on its own. But if you only wish to have a tool to see the contents of an archive or other packages, then this is the tool to have in your system.

Extract the contents from a .msi executable setup file

Sometimes initializing the .msi installer will temporarily extract the files into C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp, but those files are removed once the installer exits.

here are the command with steps

Step *: Open run and type cmd..

Step **: Type msiexec /a C:\yourfile.msi /qb TARGETDIR=G:\msi_test

Step ***: Now wait for a few seconds.. Then u will see a popup extracting files.

Step *****: It’s done. Now open the target directory and check out extracted files and folders.

Note: C:\yourfile.msi is the file which will be extracted. G:\msi_test is the folder location where the extracted files will be located. The destination directory does not need to exist prior to running this command.