7-Zip SFX Maker

Latest version: 3.3 (2012-12-29)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/sfx-maker/

This is a tool for making Self Extracting EXE files from 7-ZIP files. This program uses the modified SFX module developed by Oleg Scherbakov. This program requires .NET Framework 2.0 or above to run. Version 3.5 or 3.5 SP1 is recommended.

Features

  • Change SFX icon.
  • Create shortcuts for current user or all users.
  • Create environment variables.
  • Run multiple programs one by one after extraction.
  • Delete SFX file after extraction (Self-delete)
  • Select overwrite mode for files.
  • Hide extraction progress.
  • Compress SFX stub with UPX to reduce size.
  • Enable/disable XP Visual style.
  • Set extraction path. Allow/deny users to change the path.
  • Extract to temporary folder for software setups.
  • Save/load settings.
Please do not email me with any feature requests for this particular program. Most of the features available in this program are due to the modifications made to the default 7-ZIP SFX module by Oleg Scherbakov. Please contact the author if you have any feature requests. If you are good in C++ you can download the source code for the original 7-ZIP SFX module and implement the features yourself (since the 7-zip project is open-source). If you have any suggestions for the GUI then you are welcome to email me or leave a comment on my blog.

Screenshots



Important

This program uses Resource Hacker to change the SFX icon. There are some re-distribution restrictions with ResourceHacker so I can't include it in this package. Download ResHack.zip from the following link, un-zip it and copy ResHacker.exe to the application folder.

Limitations

The Modified SFX Module used by this program does not support encrypted archives. Use the official SFX module for creating SFX files from encrypted archives. Archives greater than 4GB are not supported.

Download Links

7-ZIP SFX Maker v3.3 Setup (1 MB)
7-ZIP SFX Maker v3.3 Portable (1 MB)
7-ZIP SFX Maker v3.3 Source Code (300 KB)

Download Resource Hacker (514 kB)
Download .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Support This Project

This software is free for personal and commercial use. If you find this application useful and wish to support its development, you can purchase a Support License using the PayPal link below. You can pay any amount you want for the license. Amount can be selected from the dropdown. Users who purchase a license will be given greater priority for implementing feature requests and providing technical support.
7-Zip SFX Maker Support License


Customization

If you need a customized version of 7-Zip SFX Maker for your organization or for some other purpose please contact me by email. I can customize the application for a small fee (depending on the changes required).

Disclaimer

This program is free for personal and commercial use and comes with absolutely no warranty. You use this program entirely at your own risk. You are allowed to redistribute this program as long as you don't charge anything for it. If you have any suggestions or if you wish to report any problems, feel free to leave a comment on my blog or email me at the given address. 7-ZIP, UPX, ResourceHacker, the Modified SFX module and the Icons used in this program are copyright of their respective authors. This program is not associated with these projects in any way. These projects are copyrighted and licensed by their developers under various licenses. Please visit their respective websites for more information.