Self-extracting archives limit

  • Article ID: 108681
  • Updated: 01 Dec 2014


If you attempt to create an encrypted self-extracting archive larger than 1.84 GB, an error message appears that the size of the self-extracting archive exceeds the maximum of 2 GB.

First seen in

SafeGuard PrivateCrypto

Operating systems
Windows XP SP2 Professional Edition
Windows Vista


Self-extracting archives still has a limit of 2 GB (Uti-files and archives larger than 2 GB can be handled).

What To Do

Create a self-extracting archive up to 1.80 GB.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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