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scorpioofthewoods 10-28-2006 05:20 PM

Extracting exe files
I am giving Edgy a try, usually I use Fedora. I am trying to extract some exe files. I have done it in Fedora with these same files but I am getting errors saying it will not unzip them. What am I missing?

Thanks for any help.

David the H. 10-28-2006 08:07 PM

I don't understand. What exe files are you talking about? How are you trying to unzip them? Have you made sure that the proper extraction program/library is installed?

fragos 10-28-2006 08:34 PM

There is a program cabextract that will extract Windows cab files. I haven't found anything like that for an exe. Some Palm OS software comes as an exe package to install from Windows and I'd like to extract the Palm prc files from it. Apple sit packages are also a problem.

KimVette 10-28-2006 08:37 PM

If you're referring to self-extracting ZIP files then you can run 7zip or winzip via wine. :)

scorpioofthewoods 10-29-2006 05:45 AM

I am talking about self extracting files. They are windows .exe files. I want the files out of them. I think the problem might be the files themselves. I think they might have become corrupt as I was able to use unzip on one such file, so it would seem something is wrong with the other files.

ctkroeker 10-29-2006 02:38 PM

You can try running them with wine.
wine file.exe

scorpioofthewoods 10-30-2006 05:01 AM

I have never used wine, but I might need to give it a try too. Thank you for all the suggestions.

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