Hi all,

I was hoping someone might be able to help me. I have a task to update an application, the application has two custom actionms that call .exe's from the binary table. I need to keep these exe's as part of the new package. I don't have the original source files. Is there any way I can actually extract these exe's from the installation? Or will I need to re-write them?
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In Wise Installer Editor you have the option to save the binaries in the 'Installation Expert - Resources' view. Select the binary and click [Save As]
In Orca you can save binaries from the binary table. Just doubleclick [Binary Data] ,fill in a file name and select 'Write binary to filename'
Answered 10/12/2010 by: yuri
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I would look for the the path from where the EXEs are being called during the custom action then will watch for those files during the installation.
Package should be extracting those two EXEs and will be placing in the target path before launching the custom action. You can copy them into new package.
Answered 10/13/2010 by: WSPPackager
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Thanks for your replies. I dumped the table out via orca and renamed the file extensions from .idb to .exe on the two files. Done.
Answered 10/13/2010 by: dingus_maximus
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