Winzip switches

is anyone familliar with winzip exe files and any switches that it possibly could be used other than /auto "path"

I tried many different switches but just simply doesn't work. i tried finding it on their website with no help.

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Posted by: dunnpy 12 years ago
Red Belt
You don't mention which version of Winzip, but the KB has entries for msiexec commandline switches here.

There is a link from the above entry, here, that goes into more detail. about switch options.

Hope that helps,

Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt
Paul, I think the OP is referring to switches supported by EXEs created by WinZip self-extracting EXE-creation tool.

The only switch I could find information about was '/auto' so you may have to resort to the hacker's route, viz. loading the EXE into a hex editor and looking! :-)
Posted by: Enes 12 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
actually i should have been more clear.

I am trying to expand files that was compressed into a winzip exe

i zipped up a folder and i'm trying to deploy it to 9500 desktops prior to the install,

and instead of copying 500 files one by one, i wanted to zip it up and deploy a single
file and expand it on the local machine.

On top of it i didn't want to depend on winzip being installed on the workstation so i made it into winzip self extracting file.

There is the file.exe /auto that makes it expand automatically but i want to hide the screen and see if there is any other options that can help.
Posted by: Jimbone18 12 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
I just created a new post looking for some answers to this as well. I had thought about using the self extracting exe's but even though the /auto works as it should, I need it to be silent. Did you come up with anything?
Posted by: MSIPackager 12 years ago
3rd Degree Black Belt
What deployment tool are you using? SMS / SCCM have an option to run programs without user interaction..

Or you could use an MSI to install the files and use the /qn switch for no UI...

Or you could try hstart (google it) never used it myself but sounds like it may do the trick!

Hope it helps,
Posted by: Enes 12 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
I'm trying to utilize this for installations over vpn so to speed up the installs, its fine with MSI i can easily do that, but i wanted to simplify it for a dummy..

No, i have not found any other switches other than the /auto if you find anything else please post it.
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