FreeExtractot 1.44.02

FreeExtractor is the easiest way to create self-extracting archives for Windows from existing ZIP files. It is an excellent open-source solution for packaging software programs and for distributing files to friends and colleagues over the Internet.

FreeExtractot 1.44.02

FreeExtractor is the easiest way to create self-extracting archives for Windows from existing ZIP files. It is an excellent open-source solution for packaging software programs and for distributing files to friends and colleagues over the Internet.

Features:

* User friendly

With a Windows 2000-style wizard-based user interface, end users will find FreeExtractor-created archives intuitive, fast and easy to use. Self-extractor authors follow a simple 4-step wizard which guides them through the process.

# Free and Open Source

FreeExtractor is free for all uses, and is released under a zLib-style license. It is unencumbered by restrictive licensing agreements. Developers have the added flexibility and freedom of modifying the source code to suit their application.

# Customizable

Authors have fine-grained control over archive settings and can tailor their self-extractors to suit their application. Authors can specify such options as an embedded URL, introduction text, shortcut creation and a custom icon.

With the optional command line utility, MakeSFX.exe, advanced authors can automate the creation of GUI self extractors via a batch file.

# Compatible

FreeExtractor runs on all 32-bit versions of Windows (Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP). Advanced end-users have the flexibility of extracting archive contents with third party programs like WinZip and WinRAR.

# Compact

As tested, FreeExtractor produces the smallest self-extracting archives of any competing product, by up to 10kb. In addition, the FreeExtractor Wizard (used to create self extracting archives) is only 40kb in size - the smallest SFX generator for Windows we are aware of.

License

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the author(s) be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software. Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:

1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software.

3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.
Release notes: New Release
- When using non-standard dialog sizes, the intro bitmap now correctly scales. (No more ugly white gaps.)
- Zip files can be converted using SendTo Menu (right click a Zip file -> SendTo - > Convert Zip to SFX)
- MakeSFX: Build time and build rate calculated and displayed after compiling an SFX.
- Execution of 16-bit applications (e.g. old InstallShield setups) fixed.
- Added %sendto% path variable.
- Website URL updated (again, for good) to http://www.disoriented.com.
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