How To Extract .msu files using Command Prompt[Windows]

Last Updated On : Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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Windows users may aware of the .msu file extension. If not, the Windows Update packages have an .msu file extension. The .msu file name extension is associated with the Windows Update Standalone Installer which has all the supporting files. You can extract the .msu files to see what are all the files included in it. We can extract the .msu files using the windows in-built command prompt.

How To Steps:
1. Open Command Prompt.
2. Now type the below command with your source and destination paths.

Expand -F:* c:\temp\windows.msu c:\temp\

where
c:\temp\windows.msu – is the source .msu file
c:\temp\ – is the destination path where you want to extract the file contents.

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3. Once hit enter, Microsoft File Expansion Utility starts to extract the contents of the file.

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4. Once the process completed. You can see the extracted files in the destination path.

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