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Old 01-30-2006, 05:21 PM   #1
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How do I unzip a .EXE file?

I'm using a guide to install a driver with ndiswrapper, but it's a .EXE file and the guide said to unzip it with a program called "unzip". I've done a few google searchs on it, but I couldn't find out how to use it properly. So could anyone tell me how to do this? And I'm trying to install a driver for a Dell Truemobile 1350 wireless card.
Old 01-30-2006, 05:58 PM   #2
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UnZip (from InfoZip) is a utility to unzip PK-ZIP files, which typically have a .zip extension.

Self-extracting ZIP files are MS-Windows programs that often have a .EXE extension, but UnZip can handle these just like regular zip files. So you should be able to do:

unzip file.exe
Old 01-30-2006, 06:07 PM   #3
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I tried that, but I get an error message that says that it can't unzip " or file.exe.ZIP".
Old 01-30-2006, 07:10 PM   #4
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are you sure you gave the correct name (spelling and case) and location of the file?
Old 01-31-2006, 04:58 AM   #5
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That error is normally given when you try to unzip a file that is not a ZIP file, although I've just tested and it does look for a file of the same name as well. Are you sure you downloaded the .exe file correctly?
Old 01-31-2006, 09:59 AM   #6
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Dude, althought it may not be in the best of interests, have you tried installing WINE?

Once you get that installed, go into a console and type;
[user@host ~$] wine file.exe
If that doesn't work, try installing WinZip or WinRar (any sort of Windows archiving software) using WINE, and try dismantling the .EXE zip you have in one of those.
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Are you sure it's not already an unpacked file?
Old 02-08-2006, 09:15 AM   #8
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>>> can't unzip " or file.exe.ZIP".

unzip did not find your file.exe and so try with (that it did not find either, of course).

Are you sure you were on the good directory, and that your fic is not "FILE.exe" or "file.EXE"?


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