FilePackager Professional 5.1

FilePackager Professional 5.1

Reviewed by Pete Daniel

"FilePackager Best Self-Extractor"

Overview

FilePackager Professional is a professional file packaging software that can be used by software developers to put together an extractable installation solution.

The software is able to create self-extracting SFX ZIP files that can be used to distribute software where the user can double-click on the ZIP file archive and open it without the need for another piece of software with an unpacking capability. It also avoids the need for every user to know how to unpack a compressed archive because once it is double-clicked, it unpacks automatically.

An installation system can be configured using FilePackager Professional from DimData which can include a Windows Installer, modifications to the system registry, shortcut creation and DLL registration to complete installations. Software patches or updates can also be included as this kind of package as well.

Self-extracting ZIP files can be compressed to save space with distributions. Deflate64, BWT and PKZIP 2.04g compression are all supported. File archives can also have 128-bit or 256-bit encryption technologies deployed.

Display a custom license agreement with configurable "accept" and "decline" buttons, Customize all other messages, prompts and button captions. All messages to people installing the software and dialog prompts can all be changed to suit the developer.

Installation

The installation completed without any issues.

There was no adware, toolbars, spyware or malware included with the setup package.

FilePackager Professional requires Windows

Interface

The interface is focused on taking the user through the process of getting up an installation package.

The user can add a script that can be run during the setup process. Once this is done, the task can be selected from a drop-down list of choices. These include the aforementioned file compression into a self-extracting ZIP archive.

Once selected, the packager takes the user through the necessary steps to fully setup the installation package for the them.

Pros

  • Create a self-extracting ZIP archive
  • Add a setup script
  • Include Windows Installer
  • Create a full setup package for distribution including Windows registry changes, DLL registration and a shortcut icon
  • Include 128-bit or 256-bit encryption with the ZIP archive
  • Deflate64, BWT and PKZIP 2.04g compression options

Cons

  • None.

Alternatives

Install Creator 2 is capable of packaging up installations for shareware, freeware and demo installations.

For simply creating self-extracting archives, you should try 7-Zip or Bandizip.

Conclusion

FilePackager Professional is a viable professional installation package that can be used to create self-extracting ZIP archives which become software installers. Accepts setup scripts, can register DLLs and make changes to the Windows registry.

What's new in this version: Bugs fixed and Minor improvements

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested FilePackager Professional on 11 Feb 2016 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
FilePackager Professional Antivirus Report
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