SFTExplorer is one of the most popular third party tools that I see out there on the field. So it was great when Kalle pinged me a mail to let me know that it was updated to support the 4.5 (beta) as well as adding and fixing a few other aspects.

This is a highly recommended tool. Just to recap what SFTExplorer is for anyone new to the tool....

You wanted to see what's inside SoftGrid package (SFT) file without using SoftGrid Sequencer?

By using SFT Explorer now you can, it will show all that's inside your SFT package. Files, folders, virtual registry, virtual services ... all! And you can optionally export selected content out of the package, to examine files more closely or to migrate virtual registry settings to another package by importing exported reg-file.

With Virtualized System View™, you can even simulate how that package would look like on your local machine when run with SoftGrid SystemGuard environment up, enabling new type of troubleshooting possibilities when you can clearly see what is virtualized against your local system and in what manner.

With filtering you can quickly find certain filetypes, individual files or to see what files constitute the launch-data for package (files belonging to Feature Block 1 section of file).

By using new Fast package loading -option, even extremely large packages are snap to open with SFT Explorer (with only loss of ability to see individual blocks per files).

Features as of now:

  • Load SFT files - even slightly broken ones
  • View internal filestructure, with regexp-based filtering
  • View virtual registry
  • View virtual services
  • Export files/folders from package's filestructure
  • Export registry entries from Virtual Registry
  • Virtualized System View for package
  • Resolve VFS mappingpaths to local directories
  • View package properties
  • View package history (for 4.x created sequences and up)
  • View Microsoft Application Virtualization (MAV) 4.5 created file/folder ACLs
  • This tool is provided as freeware and as-is with no warranty. All rights reserved. Redistribution without prior written permission prohibited.

    Requirements:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (Redistributable Package)

    Download:

    Latest release:

  • SFT Explorer, version 1.1 - As MSI package
  • SFT Explorer, version 1.1 - As SoftGrid package
  • SFT Explorer, version 1.1 - As ZIP package
    (revision history)