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#1 MedEvil

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

I have here an annoying program, which is only available as a webinstall.
How do i capture the downloaded file(s) to create an offline installer?

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#2 RoyM

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:34 AM

Try looking for installation files just before install starts and also during install
Here:
%USERPROFILE%Local SettingsTemp*
%USERPROFILE%Local SettingsTemporary Internet Files*

Or maybe even here %ALLUSERSPROFILE%..

sometimes you have to be really quick
in order to copy the installation files


I was also eyeballin' this post to possibly try it out.
http://reboot.pro/13980/

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#3 MedEvil

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:16 AM

Yes, tryed that already. No chance. The files get deleted before the copy process is complete.

Cameo is not a tool to capture downloaded files, it's basicly a 'script maker'. It captures changes and packs them into an archive. No idea how dissimilar the computers can be, that it still works.

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#4 dog

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

What about using permissions so the files can be written there but not deleted?
Or just trying an undelete utility, or a caching web proxy?
If you named the program, others might know of a direct link.

#5 Icecube

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

Or capture the downloaded files by capturing the downloaded files with Wireshark and extract them later out of the Wireshark dump.

#6 MedEvil

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

I had the idea with the undelete utility too. Strangely all it found, were the deleted empty folders of where the downloaded programs used to be. :confused1:

I love the idea of the caching web proxy, but i havn't yet found any that fit the bill.
Simple, easy to use, freeware, best portable.
Any suggestions?

Wireshark i see as a last resort option. It's just too cumbersome.


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#7 agni

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:22 PM

Can you give an example of such a webinstall program ?

#8 MedEvil

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:36 PM

Here is an example of a webinstall: http://dl.installiq....beforechristmas

This one was fortunately easier to get around. Just reading the download url from the installer and copying it into a browser for download. Else it behaves very similar to the one i'm batteling with.

PS: Watch out, what you click or you catch a whole load of crap!


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