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This article has been viewed 31,074 times. This wikiHow teaches you how to use a free app called Paquet Builder to convert a .Zip file to an .Exe file in Windows.

Download Paquet Builder from https://www.installpackbuilder.com/download.

To begin the download, click Download Now.

A file called "pbinst.exe" will download to your computer.

Run the installer.

To do this, open your Downloads folder, double-click pbinst.exe, and then follow the prompts to complete the installation.

Download the Explorer menu extension from https://www.installpackbuilder.com/explorer-menu-extension.

Once the page loads, click the Download button that displays your version of Windows (32 or 64-bit).

A file called "pbextsetup.exe" will download to your computer.

Run the menu extension installer.

Open your Downloads folder again, double-click pbextsetup.exe to run the wizard, then follow the prompts to complete the installation.

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Browse to the folder that contains the .Zip you want to convert.

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Click Compress into a Self-Extracting .exe. It’s near the center of the menu. This opens Paquet Builder. Enter a title and description for the .exe. If you want to password-protect the file, type a password into the "Optional Encryption Password" box. It’s at the bottom-right corner of the window. Click Use Freeware Edition. This begins the conversion. Once the process is complete, a new file will appear in the current folder with the same name, except instead of ending with .Zip, it will end in .Exe.

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This article was written by Nicole Levine, MFA. Nicole Levine is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. She has more than 20 years of experience creating technical documentation and leading support teams at major web hosting and software companies.

Nicole also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University and teaches composition, fiction-writing, and zine-making at various institutions.

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