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Make SFX

Create self-extracting archives

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Make SFX screenshotMake SFX is a free to use application that allows you generate self-extracting archives under Microsoft Windows (x86 and x64) platform.

Make SFX is very useful for making installation programs.


- ZLIB compression technique
- Numerous extraction folders (current, TEMP, desktop, documents or custom folder)
- For custom folder you can work with the environment variables (e.g. %USERPROFILE%MyApplication)
- Directly copies the icon from the executable file
- Directly copies version data from the executable file
- Silent extraction mode (do not show development bar and error messages when extracting)
- SFX packing program has command line support
- Self destructing mode (eliminate SFX file after executable file has done executing)
- Use the SFX file as administrator (UAC auto-elevation)

You can make a SFX module simple in three easy steps:

- Choose the source folder including the documents you want to pack into SFX module and choose the target SFX file.
- Pick how to extract the SFX module or select the executable file from the source folder - this file will be started after SFX extraction.
- Choose the target extraction folder.
- Optionally use the complex settings.


  • Supports ZLIB compression.
  • Support for command line parameters is included and environment variables.
Name Make SFX
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Product Homepage Make SFX
License Free (Freeware)
Last Week Downloads 19
All Time Downloads 1,769
Filename makesfx.exe
Filesize 0.8MB
MD5 Checksum 7DBC37BA03B1BA21469C517315F69CD7
OS Support Windows All
Category Utilities

100% CLEAN Certification

BadgeMake SFX has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
Make SFX February 04, 2021 - Latest Version
Make SFX December 15, 2015
Make SFX December 15, 2014
Make SFX October 16, 2014
Make SFX February 14, 2013

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