How to Extract Exe Files – 7-Zip Tutorial

Short tutorial describing a process of extract EXE files on Windows using 7Zip software.

Video Extract Exe Files

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Or read along these simple steps. The goal of extracting EXE files is to access the contents of the file. You can extract EXE files that are usually just self-extracting archives. I have made a video tutorial for modifying the Xbox 360 Controller Wireless Receiver drivers in this particular case. And received quite a lot of comments from people who were unable to get the files out of EXE container, so I decided it’s a good idea to make a tutorial that specifically addresses this issue. I have used the best free file archiver 7-Zip in this tutorial because everyone should have it installed!

Step are relatively simple:

  1. Go to
  2. Check which Windows version you have 32 bit or 64 bit: search for About this PC
  3. Download and install 7-Zip.
  4. (optional) select the files you want 7-Zip to open.
  5. Select your EXE file; Right-click and select Extract.
  6. You did it!

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