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How to create self-extracting ZIP executable with ZIP Self Extractor Maker

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Create new ZIP or convert existing ZIP

At first, we specify whether to create an entirely new ZIP file or convert an existing ZIP file into a self-extracting ZIP executable.

Then we press on the "Next" button.

How to add files to the self-extracting ZIP executable

In the next screen, if we have specified to create an entirely new zip we can add files to be included in the zip.

We can do this by dragging and dropping the files or by pressing the "Add Files" button or "Add Folder" button to import an entire folder.

We can also press on the "Import List" button to import a list of files specified in a text file (one file path per line).

Afterwards, we specify on the "Next" button.

How to set a ZIP password, encrypt ZIP or ask for administrator rights

In the next screen we specify a zip password if we want by checking on the "Ask for Password" checkbox and then entering the password in the textbox.

ZIP Self Extractor Maker will inform you if the password is weak but you can ignore this warning by pressing on the "Next" button.

You can also encrypt the ZIP file by pressing on the "Encrypt ZIP" checkbox.

You can also check the "Run with Administrator Rights" checkbox to ask for administrator rights when you run the self-extracting ZIP executable.

How to customize user interface, icon and messages

In the next screen you can customize the user interface of the self-extracting ZIP executable.

You can specify window title, a prompt message and prompt type, message after unzip and also a branding text.

Moreover, you can specify about screen text and unzip button text.

Also, by pressing on the picture box you can specify a header image and also a custom icon for the self-extracting ZIP executable file.

In the end, we press on the "Next" button.

How to specify commands to be run before and after the unzip

We can also specify multiple commands to be run before and after the unzip.

To do that, specify the filename of the file to be run and the arguments.

You can also use special folders such as $UNZIPDIR for the unzip directory, $TEMP for temporary folder, $PROGRAMDATA e.t.c.

In the end, press on the "Next" button.

Unzip to specific directory - Unzip automatically

Afterwards, we can set a specific unzip directory also by using special folders and we can also specify to unzip automatically.

How to create shortcuts

After pressing on the "Next" button we can specify file and url shortcuts to be created.

How to localize the self-extracting ZIP executable

In the next screen we can set localization options.

Select the language and language code and press on the "Add" button to localize into another language.

Then press on the "Next" button and specify user interface, message, icon and commands for each localized language.

How to generate the self-extracting ZIP executable

Afterwards, specify the output self-extracting ZIP executable file and wait for the ZIP executable to be created.

Test Archive - Create new ZIP self-extracting EXE

Finally, you can check the appropriate checkbox and then press on the "Finish" button to test the generated archive or create a new self-extracting exe.

Command Line Usage

PDF To JPG Expert supports command line usage. This is useful for inclusion in batch scripts e.t.c.

Usage :

Creates self-extracting ZIP executable.

ZIPSelfExtractorMaker.exe [[file|directory]]

file : one or more files to be processed.
directory : one or more directories containing files to be processed.
zipfile : create self-extracting ZIP executable from zip file.
project : use project's settings - set new files if you want.
password : set ZIP password for open.
keepcreation : keep creation date.
keeplastmod : keep last modification date.
importlist : import file list from text file.
outputfile : exe output file.
unzipdir : unzip directory.
/? : show help

Example :
ZIPSelfExtractorMaker.exe "c:\documents\bigfile1.dat" "c:\documents\bigfile2.dat" /password:"12345" /outputfile:"c:\zipexecutables\bigfile.exe"

ZIPSelfExtractorMaker.exe "c:\documents" /project:"c:\zip\project.zsp" /outputfile:"c:\zipexecutables\documents.exe"

How to change user interface language

When the application is first started it asks you for your desired user interface language.

You can also change the user interface language from the "Language" menu.

How to Register and Buy the application

Video Joiner Expert - Register - Buy You can buy our application by visiting the product page on our site and then press the "Buy" button.
Alternatively, start the application and press on the Buy button, and you will be redirected to our store webpage. (2)
After buying the application, a registration code will be sent to you via email within minutes.
To register the application and unlock all its functionality and remove the nag screen press on the "Register" button (1).
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Then in the registration screen enter the registration code in the textbox and press on the "Register" button (1).