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Old 11-08-2011, 02:48 AM   #1
RockSolidAfrican
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File Roller 2.32.0 fails to extract .exe file, yet on another machine it does


I am using a windoze program, loaded from a CD (Verzeichnis Deutscher Stiftungen) which has a file called "EasyBrowse2K2.exe" which is used to actually see the content of the list of charity organizations in Germany.

On my laptop, running Ubuntu maverick, it runs fine, on another laptop, running the same version of Ubuntu maverick, it refuses.

Gave me an error at installation of SHRINKER.ERR --filepath-&-name--- Dispatcher initialization error 01 - access denied...

When I manually tried to unzip the file with Gnome File Roller 2.32.0, it refused to unzip the exe file, yet on my own laptop, with the same Gnome File Roller 2.32.0, it unzips flawlessly!

I am completely puzzled, how is this possible?
Anybody had this problem before?
 
Old 11-09-2011, 01:41 AM   #2
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When I manually tried to unzip the file with Gnome File Roller 2.32.0, it refused to unzip the exe file
you are trying to unzip a MS binary *.exe program

you do not
on a win os you can decompile it ? maybe
or in MS visualstudio edit the other files in there ( the *.ico )

now fileroller might be able to extract out a text based config file or icons
(./rsrc, .data,.rdata,.idata .text, ...)
 
Old 11-10-2011, 12:57 AM   #3
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you do not
on a win os you can decompile it ? maybe
or in MS visualstudio edit the other files in there ( the *.ico )
Compiling and de-compiling goes WAY over my head, sorry.
The problem for me is that this exe file contains some different binaries that the program needs to unzip, then use.
In wine, the system fails to unzip the file and gives an error dialogbox:
SHRINKER.ERR: c:\Program Files\Stiftungen\2K2Browser\EasyBrowse2K2.exe (3.5) 11/08/11 12:42:37 - Dispatcher initialisation error 01 - Access denied

To try to solve, I tried unzipping it on that machine which failed.
Yet on another machine that same file unzips nicely...

My little Linux knowledge (i am a missionary, learn-on-the-job sys-admin) has reached it's limit with this puzzle.

Any help on this is GREATLY appreciated ;-)

Last edited by RockSolidAfrican; 11-10-2011 at 12:58 AM.
 
Old 11-10-2011, 01:26 AM   #4
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ok some Googling and it looks like EasyBrowse2K2.exe

https://translate.googleusercontent....HkO-rehbi6ABxQ

is a document viewer for for e-books
a microsoft e-book reader

so "EasyBrowse2K2.exe" is being used to READ a document ? right ?
and you DO NOT want to open the BINARY program EasyBrowse2K2.exe
and edit some of the text type files in the MS program
you want to use that program to read a different file


if so there are ebook readers installed on most linux OS's
I do not run Ubuntu but "calibre" should be available
http://calibre-ebook.com/


as to running a MS windows program in Ubuntu file-roler is not used
file-roler is the default gnome archive manager
it zips and unzips,tar and untar rar and unrar compresed archives
it dose NOT run Microsoft programs

" Wine" dose that
open a terminal and type in
Code:
wine EasyBrowse2K2.exe
this is assuming you installed it in the "wine" "c" drive
/home/user-name/.wine/c/programs files

Last edited by John VV; 11-10-2011 at 01:32 AM.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 05:15 AM   #5
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Wine shrinker.err

Okay the problem is that I actually am using this program in 'wine' and it is part of a distribution of a CD with a database of German charities.

On several laptops I have this CD distributed program working, but on another, it just refuses to work due to an error: "SHRINKER.ERR: c:\Program Files\Stiftungen\2K2Browser\EasyBrowse2K2.exe (3.5) 11/08/11 12:42:37 - Dispatcher initialisation error 01 - Access denied"

To try understand this error, I tried unzipping that file in fileroller. So the unzip[ping in fileroller is not my primary problem...

The main problem is that Wine can't unzip it...
 
  


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