i want to extract wrapped msi from exe
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if the exe is a self-extracting archive, open it with WinZip or a similar tool. If that does not work, while running the exe, keep an eye on the %TEMP% and %AppData% folders of the installing user. Any MSI contained in the exe should get extracted there.

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Answered 03/22/2012 by: pjgeutjens
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  • In addition to PJ's answer. Depending on the Install Compiler (InstallShield, WISE, etc) you can also use /extract for WISE, /a for InstallShield. If WinZip doesn't work try WinRAR.
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Try Universal Extractor: http://legroom.net/software/uniextract
Answered 03/22/2012 by: Erroneus
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Some EXE can also be extracted using the /x command. If you can't find the MSI in any of the temporary folders, use a tool like Install Watch and record the process of launching the EXE.
Answered 03/22/2012 by: Mencaliss
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I would recommend Total Commander (with various plugins). It can also be used to view contents of and extract files from msi-files and cabs making it very useful as an application packager.
Answered 03/22/2012 by: Arctos
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I've had great success with 7zip and doing an extract here to see all the files.
Answered 03/22/2012 by: ckubaska
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