How to expand and then recompress the XP setup files

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by DAz999, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. DAz999

    DAz999 MDL Member

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    #1 DAz999, Jun 17, 2011
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    Hi,

    Could you tell me of a tool or command line to recompress the xp setup files, I understand how to decompress them with the expand command, but do not know how to recompress them to original

    example

    expand -r SHELL32.DL_ SHELL32.DLL

    ? SHELL32.DLL SHELL32.DL_ this is what i do not know how to do.
     
  2. 2percent

    2percent MDL Member

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    I use this to compress XP oem bios files makecab.exe /D CompressionType=LZX /D CompressionMemory=21 which for you would be
    makecab.exe /D CompressionType=LZX /D CompressionMemory=21 SHELL32.DLL SHELL32.DL_
     
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  3. DAz999

    DAz999 MDL Member

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  4. stream

    stream MDL Member

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    #5 stream, Jun 17, 2011
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    For more versatility along with a GUI, use CabPack recommended by sebus here.

    You can find an updated English-only version (CabPack 1.4a) here (333.08 kB).
     

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  5. jimfaster

    jimfaster MDL Novice

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    How do you compress files?
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    You can start by reading the thread it has already been explained.