Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Supported formats
  3. Basics
    1. How to install or uninstall
    2. How to set up file associations
    3. How to open an archive or disk image
    4. How to open a self-extracting (SFX) archive
    5. How to extract an archive or disk image
    6. How to create a new archive
    7. How to create a self-extracting archive
      1. How to create 7Z self-extracting archive
      2. How to create RAR self-extracting archive
    8. How to create an encrypted archive
    9. How to create a multi-volume archive
    10. How to create and use packing profiles
    11. How to add, update or remove files in an archive
    12. How to view archive’s properties
    13. How to set up a password
  4. Checksums
  5. Integration with plug-ins
    1. How to view installed plug-ins
    2. How to install new WCX plug-ins

How to open a self-extracting (SFX) archive

A self-extracting (SFX) archive is an executable file with an embedded archive that can be extracted automatically after launch. Since TC4Shell cannot be directly associated with executable (.exe) files, you will not be able to handle SFX archives as ordinary folders. The only workaround is to temporarily change the extension of your SFX to .exe2, then open or extract SFX just like a normal archive and finally restore the .exe extension by right-clicking this SFX and choosing Rename to file.exe from the shortcut menu.

TC4Shell Rename to file.exe