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How can I extract msp file from .exe?

11/28/2012 15054 views

hi how i can extract msp file from .exe?

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You can use a program like 7-Zip to extract the contents of an exe file. http://www.7-zip.org/download.html


Answered 11/28/2012 by: Ben M
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You can try to use 7-Zip, alternatively launch the EXE but do not click through the installer, you'll usually find the extracted contents at %TEMP% location.

Answered 11/29/2012 by: cblake
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  • Additionally, you can use command line and use the /extract or /admin to launch the program in Administrator install which allows you to extract the files instead of install to an alternative location.

Another solution that works well is to use the free Sysinternals Process Monitor (procmon) tool.  Launch it and have it monitor the installer's process (e.g., setup.exe).  Then launch the installer and leave it running.  Process Monitor will watch as the executable extracts the MSI/MST/MSP file and tell you where it was extracted to.  Then you browse to that location with Windows Explorer and grab the file from there by copying it to a safe location.

Answered 12/12/2012 by: msalsbury
Second Degree Blue Belt

One can also alternatively go on the microsoft web page for updates, download the given update as a .exe file, and use the /extract switch
For instance, lets say you want to get the powerpoint2016-kb3178699.msp update from an powerpoint2016-kb3178699.exe update file. So you will open the command line and type.

C:\Users\Dracula\Desktop\powerpoint2016-kb3178699.exe /extract:"C:\Updates".

This produces a .msp file which you can put in your office "\updates" deployment folder (which is usually on the network).

Answered 08/14/2017 by: andymcrae
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