How to extract .run files on Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by torchwood04, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. torchwood04 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    DOes anyone know how to extract .run files on windows? I know it's basically a script, but this .run file has data in it..
  2. TheOneX macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2013
    Here's for the posterity: Open the .run file with Notepad++ (or similar raw text editor). Erase the first hundred (or so) lines of script code until you get to the cryptic-looking part (the first line of the new file should start with those garbled characters!). Save the file as a .gz file, making sure you save it in the raw-text mode. Extract the contents of the file, most likely just one extension-less file. Rename that file to .tar and now extract the actual contents of your installation... (if extraction fails, use something like TRiD to identify what kind of file you're actually dealing with). Hope this helps :cool:

Share This Page