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Thread: Editing a previous installshield .exe file?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005

    Editing a previous installshield .exe file?

    Okay, so I apparently used installshield (of some sort, maybe admin studio, maybe package for the web, I don't remember) about a year ago to make a "self-extracting" .exe file

    Now I need to "edit" that file to see what I actually did.

    What program do I use to "open" that installshield .exe file and repackage it or see what the command parameters were?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Groton, CT
    You can try using ORCA to look at the .msi file(if you used an msi based project), but im not sure if you will be able to find everything you are looking for with it. You will be able to see a lot of data tables similar to what you would see in the direct editor, but im pretty sure that you cannot decompile the .msi and open it with installshield again. You should try to find the source .ism or whatever the developement project file was for the InstallShield program that you used. Im not sure of any way to decompile the .exe file if that is what you are trying to do.
    Last edited by ProgenyIS; 08-04-2005 at 11:50 AM. Reason: misread the question
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