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In order to extract files from InstallShield CAB files, ZipScan needs some extra files (Dynamic Link Libraries, or DLLs), which are the property of InstallShield. Whether we are allowed to distribute these files is not clear, as distribution may be restricted even though the DLLs are included in the installation programs that are built by InstallShield software. We do not distribute them. However, they are available from other sources. To obtain and install the DLLs, please follow the instructions below.
You may also require these DLLs when performing searches as well as when extracting files. When ZipScan performs a text search, a version resource search, or a “recursively search archives” search, it needs to extract files from the archive it is searching. If you are searching InstallShield CAB files then the DLLs will be required.
There are two DLLs needed. ZD50149.DLL is required to extract from older version 5.0 IS CAB files. ZD51145.DLL is required for version 5.5, 6.0 and newer CAB files.
The instructions below refer to the “ZipScan Program Directory”. This is the folder in which you installed ZipScan – it is is usually “c:\program files\ZipScan\” unless you changed it during the installation. The DLLs need to be copied to this directory. Next time you run ZipScan, it will load these DLLs and extraction from IS CAB files will work.
There are various methods of obtaining the DLLs. Try one of these: