Aunty Mel's Cheap And Nasty SxS File Expander (Updated 2013/09/29)

Discussion in 'MDL Projects and Applications' started by SuperBubble, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. nuhi

    nuhi MDL Novice

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    Stannieman, I haven't gotten to the decompression of unused features, or anything similar, simply because all I needed was manifest decompression and that seems to have been done by SuperBubble as well.
    S1 compression also doesn't ring any bells. If you think about it, my tool just needs to delete it, doesn't need to know the exact contents of it.

    I'll try to follow and chime in when appropriate.
     
  2. assbutt

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    Any progress on W10?
     
  3. Mouri_Naruto

    Mouri_Naruto MDL Developer

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    Thank you very much.

    I want to know how to expand the sxs.

    Do this tool need CBS or DISM?
     
  4. 1400700226

    1400700226 MDL Novice

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    Sorry, but where to download?
     
  5. LostED

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  6. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    @LostED yep thanks a lot is one very useful tool :) downloading now
     
  7. MonarchX

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    Could someone explain to me how to use this? I just want to extract a single tiny package in CAB form an offline image and I have no idea how. I followed some advice, but it did not help - Is there a basic step-by-step guide or is this only for experts?
     
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  10. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Read the README.TXT :)

    search for 'requires Vista or higher'
     
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  12. Kerodero

    Kerodero MDL Novice

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    Thanks for sharing this.

    >It also has the neat side-effect that it should weed out anyone not knowledgeable enough to be using it...

    Sorry, but that's nonsense and just a waste of everyone's time.
     
  13. Yanta

    Yanta MDL Senior Member

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    Does this tool work on Windows 10, say from 1809 onwards?
    I'm getting an error saying can't open input file.
     
  14. bear_aussie

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    it has 2 issues 1 minor but 1 major
    teh minor issue is that iirc it chokes on really long file paths (>260 chars)
    easity solved by moving/copying the file tho
    the big problem tho is that it was written b4 "S1" compresion was invented so it doesn't handle it
    & a lot of ifles in win10 are compressed with S1
     
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  15. SuperBubble

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    My tools, my rules. :p
     
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  16. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    When you IPD a wim file inside PSFX cab file :rolleyes:
    (it's actually LZMS WIM file = ESD)
    Code:
    >SxSExpand.exe /V edge.wim edgechromium.wim
    
    Aunty Mel's Cheap And Nasty SxS File Expander, 2015/06/08
    Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Melinda Bellemore. All rights reserved.
    This release dedicated to HM Queen Elizabeth II, and Alex Ionescu.
    
    [DEBUG] File 'edge.wim' existence check: The operation completed successfully
    [DEBUG] Input file name: edge.wim
    [DEBUG] Folder 'edgechromium.wim' existence check: The system cannot find the file specified
    [DEBUG] File 'edgechromium.wim' existence check: The system cannot find the file specified
    [DEBUG] Output file name/path: edgechromium.wim
    
    [DEBUG] Analysing SxS compressed file: edge.wim
    [DEBUG] File size: 99573210 bytes.
    [DEBUG] Checking file for SxS compression header...
    [DEBUG] Plain (non-SxS) BDC header. Handled (mostly) like: 'N' version 1.
    [DEBUG] Loading SxS compressed file payload into memory...
    [DEBUG] SxS compressed file loaded at $019E0000 - 99573210 bytes payload.
    [DEBUG] Showing SxS compressed file analysis:
    Fully-qualified file name:  \\?\W:\Work\SXS\edge.wim
    File size:                  99573210 bytes
    Compression type:           Binary delta compression
    Uncompressed size (header): 99488486 bytes
    Uncompressed size (actual): 99488486 bytes
    File type:                  $0000000000000001
    Flags:                      $0000000000060000
    
    Expanding file edge.wim to edgechromium.wim...
    [DEBUG] Decompression complete - writing output file...
    [DEBUG] Copying modified date/time from input to output file...
    [DEBUG] SetFileTime() succeeded.
    99573210 bytes expanded to 99488486 bytes - 0% increase.

    i had to delete first 4 bytes, so SxSExpand.exe can handle it
    replacing them with 44 43 4E 01 (DCN 1) works too
     
  17. mhussain

    mhussain MDL Member

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    hey there,
    checked in first post no link to download the ssx expander,
    would someone be kind and post another link?
    Majid
     
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  19. wladw

    wladw MDL Member

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    Thanks a lot LostED. Great tool for anyone who REALLY needs it :cool: