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Old Mar 15, 2013, 02:32 AM   #1
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Hi all..

having issues with extracting "self-extracting" exe file on Mac using this free utility.

I'm trying to extract a exchange 2007 service pack, as i don't Windows installed in VM (as yet), so I thought i could just use this. As I'm aware, it only extracts some exe files, but self extracting files shouldn't be a problem..

Not even half way through, Unarchiver quits. with an error saying unable to extract *.dll file ??

Windows won't have this issue,, maybe a possible buggy utility ? Anything else i could try without Windows ?
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 07:12 AM   #2
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Try this:

open Terminal (its in Applications > Utilities)

type cd {path of directory containing your exe file}

type gunzip -v name_of_my_exe_file.exe
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 03:15 PM   #3
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That happens sometimes with self-extracting EXEs, which come in all kinds of flavors, not all of which The Unarchiver understands. If I were you I'd report this as a bug to the developer of The Unarchiver.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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ok thanks.

Regarding Terminal. i got this output

gzip: E2K7SP3EN64.exe: unknown suffix -- ignored

This was regardless i did if from directory or not.

Thanks anyway.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 07:44 PM   #5
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ok thanks.

Regarding Terminal. i got this output

gzip: E2K7SP3EN64.exe: unknown suffix -- ignored

This was regardless i did if from directory or not.

Thanks anyway.

Try first renaming your file to E2K7SP3EN64.exe.zip

Then issue gunzip -v E2K7SP3EN64.exe.zip


And if that fails, try one of these two:

unzip -v E2K7SP3EN64.exe

unzip -v E2K7SP3EN64.exe.zip

(note the missing "g")

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Old Mar 15, 2013, 07:58 PM   #6
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Try first renaming your file to E2K7SP3EN64.exe.zip

Then issue gunzip -v E2K7SP3EN64.exe.zip


And if that fails, try one of these two:

unzip -v E2K7SP3EN64.exe

unzip -v E2K7SP3EN64.exe.zip

(note the missing "g")
ok thanks...

In both cases it failed....

I posted issue on "bug tracker" and they said they'll get round to fixing it.
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