The Make Exe option can be used to convert the existing archive
into a self-extracting file. The self-extracting archives have the
EXE extension. These are executable files, which can be run in the
same way as programs. When the self-extracting archive is run, it
automatically extracts the files from the archive even without the
need to install a compression software like AnyZip on the computer
of the recipient of the file. This offers the added convenience
of ensuring that the files are extracted to the folder they are
intended for. In order to create a self-extracting EXE, you first
need to ensure that you have an archive file open. This option will
not be enabled if you do not have an archive file open.
Figure: Create SFX Window
The dialog box allows you to select
the archive which has to be converted to a self-extract file. You
can use the icon to choose the file. You can specify the default
folder to which the archive will be extracted to. If this is left
blank, then the archive is extracted to Temp folder.
You can extract the files to the default
archive directly by checking the Overwrite without prompt by
Once the files are extracted, AnyZip
asks you if you would like to Test the self-extract.
Figure: SFX Test Message
The dialog box below asks you to specify
which folder you would like the files to be decompressed to. You
can click on Browse to browse through your computer.
Figure: Extract Folder Selection
Once you have selected the folder,
you can click on Extract to start the process. On successful
test extraction of the files, AnyZip displays a message confirming
the outcome of the test.
Run AnyZip starts the AnyZip
program on your PC.
About gives the specifications
of the AnyZip Self-extracting Archive.
Figure: About SFX Window
Once you have finished the process
of creating a self-extract, you can click on Close to exit.