MSI Unpacker

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MSI Unpacker

#1 Post by smaragdus » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:57 pm

MSI Unpacker is an abandoned tool (as far as I know) but since I use it very often and since it works well (at least on Windows 8) I suppose someone might be interested to try it.

Synopsis
MSI Unpacker, as the name suggests, does one thing- it unpacks MSI (Windows Installer) files but it does it well- I can't remember a single MSI file it failed to extract.

Links
home page - as far as I know it never had one
https://web.archive.org/web/20130615070 ... ctor.shtml - Softpedia article at Archive.Org
https://web.archive.org/web/20140604081 ... ctor.shtml - Softpedia article at Archive.Org
http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/31596-msi_unpacker - MSI Unpacker at DownloadCrew (version 1.3)

Downloads
I have 3 versions of MSI Unpacker- 1.3.0, 1.4.1, 1.5.0, I packed the ZIP archives into a 7Z archives and uploaded it, below there are several download links:
https://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/NJG ... r.7z_links - Mirrorcreator - long URL
http://mir.cr/NJGDQ6EL - Mirrorcreator - short URL
http://ge.tt/3LBJ4Ef2 - Ge.tt
https://mega.nz/#!dIc01QRB!ywcx6JMMNtHw ... 4l_lTg8JIk - MEGA

Images

job - running:

Image

job - done:

Image

License
MSI Unpacker versions 1.3.0 and 1.5.0 are freeware while MSI Unpacker version 1.4.1 says that it is licensed under GNU General Public License but I don't know whether the source code has ever been published.

Portability
MSI Unpacker (versions 1.3.0 and 1.4.1) is portable and stealth- it saves no settings- just extract the archive and run MSI_Unpacker.exe. MSI Unpacker version 1.5.0 comes in MSI installer- extract the installer and run MSI_Unpacker.exe.

Note
I recommend MSI Unpacker version 1.4.1, it works better than the latest one (1.5.0).
MSI Unpacker does not support drag&drop.
How to use MSI Unpacker- run MSI_Unpacker.exe, click Browse button to select a MSI file, click Save Location button and click Unpack button.
For convenience I always place the MSI files I want to extract on my desktop.
All I know about the developer of MSI Unpacker (from Readme.txt) is his name (Danilo Gergar) and his e-mail address. MSI Unpacker version 1.5.0 says:
Copyright Free Softworks
File Information
Name: MSI_Unpacker.7z
File Size: 1712036 Byte(s) (1.63 MB)
Modified Date: 2016-10-01 23:36
MD5: c52deb2831e3fc0d9a72cdd15ddab72d
SHA1: 74752428c1a9dfa6b9357d1787d3f30d8e8411d2
SHA256: 0a48ad1d1d00ffde20838a3913d9a459e32f560c1d2ebda0f31138e4f91bc82b
CRC32: 3ecfdb5e
VirusTotal analysis - Detection ratio: 1 / 56
MSI_Unpacker.7z contains 3 archives- MSI Unpacker 1.3.0.zip, MSI Unpacker 1.4.1.zip, MSI Unpacker 1.5.0.zip.

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