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charon

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I created several autoit programs and zipped everything up into a self extracting executable using 7zip.  WHen the user click on the executable it asks where to extract it.  Is there a way to automate the self extraction to a specified folder and run the program automatically without prompting the user? 

I need some type of installer program that will create a folder, extract the files to the folder, and run the program  automatically and maybe create a shortcut on the desktop.  I just need someone to point me in the right direction.

Thank you

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Instead of zipping everything I used drop box to host the files and made a installer that allowed the user to choose directory of install then it downloaded the files to the directory then it asks the user if they want a shortcut on the desktop and then opens the app. This is also nice because i also give the user a choose with a msgbox when they start the app to update the apps files. Hope that gives you a few good ideas.

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