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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 -
How to obtain them
There are various methods of obtaining the DLLs. Try one of these:
1) If you search Google for "i5comp" you should find a zip file (i5comp.zip or i5comp.exe) which contains both of these DLLs. Simply extract them from the zip files and copy them to your ZipScan program directory.
2) Searching Google for "i6comp" should find a similar zip file, but this only contains ZD51145.DLL.
3) If you have a version of the InstallShield software on your computer, look in its program folder (something like "c:\Program Files\InstallShield\"). There is a sub-
4) If you start installing a piece of software that uses InstallShield, you may be told that it is preparing the InstallShield Wizard and then get to a screen that asks if you want to continue with the installation. At this point, you can press the Windows key and use the Start menu to open an Explorer window to find the DLL. The DLL used by the installation will probably have been extracted to a temporary folder. It may be in "C:\windows\temp" or "c:\winnt\temp" or in your user temporary folder (Click Start-