About qtweb.exe in the tools folder, it should be a 6.5 meg executable.
But it appears my chrome download folder is stuffed with ADS... So issue is really on my system not with wimlib.
Once I delete the ADS, the wim file contains what I want it to contain.
The idea of using Opera didn't even cross your mind, didn't it ?
JFYI, Opera doesn't attach senseless Zone Indentifiers to downloaded files.
The idea of links seems to me a good one on Linux, where this approach is common.
Not so much on Windows, where a number of tools (particularly copy, backup and restore tools) are AFAICR not particularly "happy" about links.
As said earlier, the name "as is" sucks big, and I personally welcome the idea of changing the name to something more "distinctive".
The idea of providing simple .cmd as helpers to use the tools, is IMHO a very nice one , as a lot of people have some sort of allergy to complex command lines, especially when to do the most common tasks you need to remember (and type) a number of switches/whatever.
Of course I am "partial" to simple .cmd files, because is more or less the only thing i understand/can manage , but they do - though less elegant than links - pass correctly an Occam's Razor test AND they will work *everywhere* AND NOT be limited to NTFS filesystems .
Casually, that is the approach that I have often taken (in a completely UNauthorized way ) to make otherwise excellent tools actually usable by "common users", here are two examples (JFYI - maybe they can provide you some form of inspiration):
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