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Is it possible to open a self-extracting compressed Windows file on a Mac?

Is it possible to open a self-extracting compressed Windows file on a Mac?

If I have a compressed file that's stored as a self-extracting archive for Windows, i.e., a .exe file, is it possible to convert it to a zip file that can be unzipped under OS X? Alternatively, is there Mac program that can open one of these archives?

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Guest [Entry]

"The command line unzip in the terminal should be able to do it (it will report that it skips bytes at the beginning but should work fine otherwise).

List files:

unzip -v windowsfile.exe

Extract:

unzip windowsfile.exe"
Guest [Entry]

I was unable to get unzip, The Unarchiver, nor Stuffit Expander to unpack an old self-extracting zip. I finally tried opening it in CrossOver Mac and it worked perfectly.
Guest [Entry]

"Checkout iZip unarchiver, great program for mac, that comes with the ability to extract .exe files.

http://download.cnet.com/iZip-Unarchiver/3000-2250_4-76038252.html

Or find it on the app store:

itunes.apple.com/au/app/izip-unarchiver-rar-7z-zip/id717545828?mt=12"