A Microsoft Installer (MSI) package contains several files that you use to install a software product. When you double-click an MSI file, the installation wizard starts and helps guide you through the installation process. However, you can manually extract files without using the installation wizard on a Windows computer. The Msiexec.exe file on your Windows computer lets you extract files from an MSI package.
Click the Windows "Start" button. Type "cmd" into the text box and press "Enter." This opens your Windows command-line utility.
Type the following text into your prompt:
msiexec /a MSI_file /qb TARGETDIR=extraction_location
Replace "MSI_file" with the path and file name of your MSI file. The "TARGETDIR" variable is where the MSI files are extracted.
Press "Enter" to extract the files. Extraction of the files only takes a few seconds to complete.
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