CodePlex Archive files how to use them RRS feed

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  • Well this question can be very simple but i am just trying to get a setup file for a codeplex utility but when I download the archive I only see the JSON files in each folder.

    How do I get the setup??

    Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:37 AM

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  • Is there a "releases" folder in the package when you unzip it?

    If so, look in there. There could be a .json file in there that will point to the installer, DLL files, or other zip files that could contain the installer.

    The files might be named as GUIDs, like 5bf8998f-3d19-4af3-917c-5533ce39d992, but the JSON file should tell you what that file is, and you just rename the GUID file to the correct/normal name. 

    For instance, you might see this in the .json file: 

    "Files": [

            "Id": "5bf8998f-3d19-4af3-917c-5533ce39d992",
            "FileName": "",
            "Url": "./3/5bf8998f-3d19-4af3-917c-5533ce39d992",
            "Type": "Application",
            "UploadDate": "2009-06-02T15:32:00.003-07:00"

    That tells you that the file 5bf8998f-3d19-4af3-917c-5533ce39d992 should be renamed to, then unzip and see what you get there.

    Good luck.

    • Proposed as answer by David Glos Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:47 AM
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:35 PM