Problems with self-extracting
which were created with Total Commander version 6.55
After the installation of the security update KB923191 for Microsoft Windows XP, all self-extracting archives created with Total Commander 6.55 cannot start
any more. The reason seems to be a Windows error with the display of dialog elements (e.g. buttons) having the Windows XP themed look. There is no problem with self-extracting archives created by older versions of Total Commander, because
they were still 16-bit programs. However, these older self-extracting archives do not run on Windows Vista. Also Total Commander 6.55a (and newer) contain an updated self-extractor.
Solution for newer
Please update to the latest version of Total Commander.
Solution for existing archives:
Existing archives which cannot be started any more can be unpacked in 2
- Place the text cursor on the file, press Alt+Enter, go to the second page of the property sheet, and turn on the compatibility mode for Windows 2000. Afterwards the self-exctracting archive will start without
problems and can be unpacked.
- Rename the file from filename.exe to filename.zip. Afterwards you can open it with most unpackers, also with Total Commander, and unpack it. This method also works with older self-extracting archives
created by Total Commander 6.54a or older, e.g. for Windows Vista.