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file associations, adding new ones 8.1

  1. #1

    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 x64

    file associations, adding new ones 8.1

    isn't it wonderful how the new windows
    complicates things that used to be so simple?

    installed 7zip today, found it wouldn't open anything
    set associations in the program, windows won't accept it

    opened control panel set associations and of course
    the archives i was looking for aren't there
    with no option to add new ones

    funny zoo is listed there and tar and sit and lzh and hqx and gz and arj and arc
    but no zip rar or 7z which i need the most...

    normally i'd right click and use open with
    to select the program but it isn't there...

    i can use the bold open with at the top of the menu
    and it'll open it but it won't save it as the default

    this is taking a long time to set up
    anyone know an easy way to do this?

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  2. #2

    If you right click on a .zip file and select Open with then scroll to the bottom there should be a Look for another app on this PC selection. Chose that and browse to C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe and select it. That should set it as the default handler for .zip files.

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  3. #3

    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 x64

    thanks, when i tried it the first time it didn't work
    the second time, just now 7z was there
    and it did it right away...

    i use peazip for zip files (it's great, it's free,
    it opens almost anything...)
    hmm... maybe i'll use just that...
    it does batch converting/extracting too

    thanks... you encouraged me to try it again...
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  4. #4

    Glad it worked this time.
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