Just found this site, so many useful tools and it really looks like a wonderful community.
Searched to see if the programme I've been looking for has already been written but had no luck.
"The ZipInstaller utility installs and uninstalls applications and utilities that do not provide an internal installation program. It automatically extracts all files from the Zip file, copies them to the destination folder you select, creates shortcuts in the start menu and in your desktop, and adds an uninstall module to allow you to automatically remove the software in the future."
I've been using it for quite a long time, it's a simple app that is invoked from the context menu of archives.
Unfortunately there has always been a problem with it. I contacted Nir to see if an update is possible but have had no response.
- The majority of programmes I want to install in this fashion don't include correct information if any (or ZipInstaller is not picking it up). ZipInstaller does not allow the user to alter the detected Company/Author, Product Name, version, description - before clicking Install, resulting in strange or blank entries in Programmes and Features (not at all desirable).
Would also be a thousand times better if it
- Supported other archive formats
- Detected whether programme is 32 or 64-bit and installed to Program Files or Program Files (x86) accordingly
- Had it's own installer!
What do you all think?