How to specify the correct program for Make .EXE

The program used by WinZip for creating self-extracting (EXE) Zip files can be specified in the WinZip Options dialog. The program you specify will open when you click the Self Extracting EXE button on the Tools tab.

To configure this feature:

  1. Click the Settings tab and click the WinZip Options button
  2. Click the Advanced tab
  3. Specify the program in the text box pictured below
    Edit field to select the program for making self-extractors

In this edit field you would normally specify either WinZip Self-Extractor Personal Edition (included in WinZip) or WinZip Self-Extractor. There is a Browse button to facilitate the selection process. Once you have entered the correct program location, WinZip will use the specified program to create self-extracting Zip files.

WinZip Self-Extractor Personal Edition is located in the same folder as WinZip itself. If you installed WinZip to the default location, then to specify WinZip Self-Extractor as the Make Exe program, you would enter something similar to the following in the Make Exe field.

C:\Program Files\WinZip\wzsepe32.exe

If you have installed WinZip Self-Extractor (a separately licensed companion program) to its default location, and want WinZip to use this, instead of WinZip Self-Extractor Personal Edition, to create self-extracting Zip files, you would enter something similar to the following in the Make Exe field.

C:\Program Files\WinZip Self-Extractor\wzipse32.exe

For 64-bit Windows versions, you would enter something like this:

C:\Program Files (x86)\WinZip Self-Extractor\wzipse32.exe

You cannot create self-extracting Zip files using WinZip Self-Extractor Personal Edition if the original Zip file (.zip or .zipx):

You cannot create self-extracting Zip files with WinZip Self-Extractor if the original Zip file:

If you have any questions about this information please email Technical Support.