Once installed, the Paquet Builder's menu extension for Windows Explorer lets you:
directly from Windows Explorer using context menu: select files, folders or .7z archives then right click and choose "Compress into a Self-Extracting .exe". That's all!
In order to download and install the shell extension on your computer, please follow these steps:
Select the correct edition depending on your Windows version.
About this download:
Once your download is complete, run the pbextsetupNN.exe installer file and follow the instructions displayed. Ensure that Windows Explorer is closed.
This shell extension works with any recent version of Windows. It requires Paquet Builder 3 in order to compress and generate SFX archives.
Paquet Builder shell extension lets you compress group of files, entire folders (with subfolders, keeping the directory structure) into Self-Extracting archives (SFX), and turn existing 7-Zip archives (.7z) into self-extracting EXE files.
1. In Windows Explorer,
2. The following dialog box will appear:
You can modify pre-defined settings if you wish, like Window Title, Description and the path to the Self-Extracting EXE file that will be created. Click "Build" to continue.
3. Paquet Builder is then started silently, compiles and your Self-Extracting archive is created:
4. If you launch the .exe file, you (and anyone you send the .exe to) will see this result:
and when clicking Next:
You select the path where you want your files to be extracted to and you click Next. 7-Zip is not required at all.
You can change the title "Paquet Archive" using the "Window Title" field.
Paquet Builder can create tailored Self-Extracting archives: you can customize your SFX archives from A to Z in a snap.
If you would like to create more advanced Self-Extracting archives, you can use Paquet Builder: