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I'd really like to see a XAP archive made available. I have a personal archive of some apps that I've bought. The idea is to mitigate situations where an app is no longer available on the marketplace (for whatever reason - temporary misidentification by MS certifier techs, trademark dispute, developers not renewing their store accounts, etc) even though you purchased it and have a license for it.

One potential problem (and why I'm not posting my own collection here) is that it would enable installation of paid apps by people who didn't buy a license - piracy.

Regardless, is there some sort of archive to mitigate the above situation? Is there any effective way to do it without enabling pirating apps while respecting the rights of people who bought licenses?
 
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I'd really like to see a XAP archive made available. I have a personal archive of some apps that I've bought. The idea is to mitigate situations where an app is no longer available on the marketplace (for whatever reason - temporary misidentification by MS certifier techs, trademark dispute, developers not renewing their store accounts, etc) even though you purchased it and have a license for it.

One potential problem (and why I'm not posting my own collection here) is that it would enable installation of paid apps by people who didn't buy a license - piracy.

Regardless, is there some sort of archive to mitigate the above situation? Is there any effective way to do it without enabling pirating apps while respecting the rights of people who bought licenses?
remove WMAppPRHeader.xml from the xap Archive ( xap is just a .zip Archive that is renamed to .xap)



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remove WMAppManifest.xml from the xap Archive ( xap is just a .zip Archive that is renamed to .xap)
Only works if you have access to the unencrypted XAP.
 
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Only works if you have access to the unencrypted XAP.





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So how do you open a XAP downloaded from the store?
 
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Xap downloaded from the store are protected by DRM.
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Xap downloaded from the store are protected by DRM.
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Also, removing the app manifest makes the app completely not installable, which may prevent piracy but also renders the archived XAP file pretty useless...

To the OP, I don't know of any real way to do what you're asking, short of just making a personal collection and not sharing it.
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Also, removing the app manifest makes the app completely not installable, which may prevent piracy but also renders the archived XAP file pretty useless...

To the OP, I don't know of any real way to do what you're asking, short of just making a personal collection and not sharing it.

lol typo

I ofcourse mean :WMAppPRHeader.xml



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You cant open the downloaded XAP, cause of the crypto

When you do, you wil see the following error



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