Hi, it's me again with my scanner!!! I've just went to the next step in the download of the "s14d_enx.exe" file from "canon.com", thanks to "CN_HK" who helped me, but another problem appeared!!! The following message subtitled "winzip self-extractor[s14d_enx.exe]"came. It said: "To unzip all files in s14d_enx.exe to C:\WINDOWS\TEMP, press the unzip button" But when I clicked on the unzip button, another message came which said:"19 files unzipped successfully", and that's it, no progress any more.
I would suggest that you point this to a dedicated directory before you unzip but once it is there you could sort the target by date and your files should be on top. I use Winrar and it defaults to a sub directory it creates for each unzipped file. The file extension "EXE" tells me this is really a self extracting file, making an unzipper unneccessary. Just put the "exe" in it's own directory and click on it.
#132258 - 08/02/0501:19 PMRe: How does winzip work?
That's correct, it's unzipped the contained files to that folder. If you now go to c:\windows\temp you should find the 19 files. However, you may have difficulty distinguishing which files they are. To get round this, run the s14d_enx.exe file again, then type in the dialog box to change the folder from c:\windows\temp to c:\windows\temp\newfolder, you should see 'newfolder' appear in the temp folder. If you now open this, you should find the files in there, there will probably be a readme file or setup file.
Edit: Oops, I realized I just basically stated a different way of doing what gfretwell already said. Either method will work fine
On a side note, why do drivers often seem to come in self extracting .exes? A simple .zip extension would in my opinion be better as it allows the user to choose where to put the (frequently temporary) files, instead of randomly choosing a location. (at least in this case they chose the temp directory, better than using c:\temp which frequently doesn't exist). And I wholeheartedly agree about winrar, a much better program for the purpose in my opinion.
[This message has been edited by chipmunk (edited 08-02-2005).]
#132259 - 08/02/0504:40 PMRe: How does winzip work?