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How to edit InstallShield .cab without triggering error -5005 : 0x8007000d?

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user_Setup.exe File version: 9.1.0.429

Issue:
Need to remove an exe inside InstallShield.exe, user_Setup.exe.
i have the source file but it is very outdated. Already lost the .ism files used to build the current InstallShield.exe, user_Setup.exe

Used Universal Extractor to get InstallShield .cab files and other files (setup.exe included). Before i edit the .cab file, I can run setup.exe without triggering any error. Then I use iscab.exe to edit the .cab file. When I run setup.exe, it immediately prompt:

An error (-5005 : 0x8007000d) has occurred while running the setup.

Detail>>  

Error Message:  
Error Code: -5005 : 0x8007000d  
Error Information:  
>Kernel\KernelMedia.cpp (95)  
>Kernel\KernelMedia.cpp (95)  
>SetupDLL\SetupDLL.cpp (1619)  

If edit setup.ini, CheckMD5=Y to CheckMD5=N, the same error message appears.

Edit InstallShield .cab
Steps taken:

  1. Place iscab.exe in C:\Program Files\InstallShield\2010\System
  2. Launch cmd.exe
  3. List all file groups and files in cabfile to inifile, allfiles.ini
    iscab.exe C:\Users\user\Desktop\Test\user_Setup\Disk1\data1.cab -i"allfiles.ini" -lx
  4. Remove files listed in the inifile, removefiles.ini
    iscab.exe C:\Users\user\Desktop\Test\user_Setup\Disk1\data1.cab -i"removefiles.ini" -r
  5. Error message appear when run setup.exe
  6. Restore data1.cab with original .cab
  7. Replace one existing file listed in the inifile, replacefiles.ini in order to troubleshoot
    iscab.exe C:\Users\user\Desktop\Test\user_Setup\Disk1\data1.cab -i"replacefiles.ini" -a
  8. Generate inifile, replacefiles.ini and the compare the contents with allfiles.ini
    Both inifile contents are matching
  9. Same error message with step 5 appear when run setup.exe
  10. Edit setup.ini, CheckMD5=Y to CheckMD5=N
  11. Same error message with step 5 appear when run setup.exe

Edit 20181109 PM1330 harrymc

Convert .exe files into a project file
Steps taken:

  1. Open and Edit setup.exe files using InstallShield
    File | Open...
    File name: *
    Open As: Auto or Wizard
    Select setup.exe
  2. Error message appear:
    InstallShield cannot open C:\Users\user\Desktop\Test\user_Setup\Disk1\setup.exe. Please contact Acresso technical support for more information.

  3. Open and Edit user_Setup.exe files using InstallShield
    File | Open...
    File name: *
    Open As: Auto or Wizard
    Select user_Setup.exe

  4. Error message appear:
    InstallShield cannot open C:\Users\user\Desktop\Test\user_Setup.exe. Please contact Acresso technical support for more information.

  5. Open and Edit Start.exe files using InstallShield
    File | Open...
    File name: *
    Open As: Auto or Wizard
    Select Start.exe

  6. Error message appear:
    InstallShield cannot open C:\Users\user\Desktop\Start.exe. Please contact Acresso technical support for more information.

Reference:
Universal Extractor
How do I extract an InstallShield Cabinet file?
How to update an InstallShield v6.x CAB file
Modified .cab file causes installer to throw error 1334
I Didn’t Know InstallShield Could Do That?

Extra Info:
By using Universal Extractor from LegRoom.net,
i will get the following files/folders:

Disk1 (Folder)
|- data1.cab (File)
|- data1.hdr (File)
|- data2.cab (File)
|- engine32.cab (File)
|- layout.bin (File)
|- setup.exe (File)
|- setup.ibt (File)
|- setup.ini (File)
|- setup.inx (File)

Content of removefiles.ini:

[ISCAB Info]
Product=ISCAB
Version=2.0

[Tools]
File10="common\nircmdc.exe"
File58="Tools\common\nircmdc.exe"

[Language Independent OS Independent Files]
File2="nircmdc.exe"

Content of replacefiles.ini:

[ISCAB Info]
Product=ISCAB
Version=2.0

[AdminScripts]
File6="user.bat"

Content of setup.ini:

[Startup]
AppName=user_Setup
ProductGUID=DD1111D1-1D11-111D-1DDD-D11111111D1D
CompanyName=user
CompanyURL=https://superuser.com
ErrorReportURL=http://www.installshield.com/isetup/ProErrorCentral.asp?ErrorCode=%d : 0x%x&ErrorInfo=%s
MediaFormat=1
LogMode=1
Resource=_Setup.dll
SmallProgress=N
SplashTime=5
CheckMD5=Y
CmdLine=
ShowPasswordDialog=N
EngineVersion=9.1.0.429
EngineBinding=1
[Languages]
Default=0x0009
count=1
key0=0x0009

  • Try this: Start InstallShield, menu File / Open, type * into the FileName field and hit enter, select the setup exe file, and see if InstallShield will convert it to a project. – harrymc Nov 9 '18 at 13:30
  • Tried to open and edit setup.exe files using InstallShield. I get the error, InstallShield cannot open C:\Users\user\Desktop\Test\user_Setup.exe. Please contact Acresso technical support for more information. – unfamiliar Nov 9 '18 at 18:40
  • So that's what you need to do : link. – harrymc Nov 9 '18 at 20:13
  • Could you post the solution here as answer? The link requires registration as a member. – unfamiliar Nov 10 '18 at 0:22
  • Done as requested. Please share your experience with InstallShield Support with us, for future readers of this post. – harrymc Nov 10 '18 at 7:58
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In many cases, InstallShield may be able to convert a created menu setup file back to a project that can be modified and re-generated.

This is done in the menu File / Open, specifying * in the FileName field and hit enter, then selecting the setup exe file.

In the case of the poster, this resulted in the error

InstallShield cannot open C:\Users\user\Desktop\Test\user_Setup.exe. Please contact Acresso technical support for more information.

Acresso technical support can be contacted through the the page of
InstallShield Technical Support and FAQs.

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