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Winrar on Windows 8.1 x64

  1. #1


    Georgia
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot

    Winrar on Windows 8.1 x64


    Has anyone else had a problem getting the latest version of WinRAR to run on Windows 8.1?

    I downloaded the latest version, seemed to install fine but when I try to run the program nothing happens. I even tried to run it in compatibility mode too and still nothing.

    I'm quite sure I read at the RAR Labs website that the latest version is compatible with Windows 8.

    Any advice on how to get it to run would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    WinRAR 5.01 works perfectly fine with Windows 8.1

    You may need to set the file associations to use WinRAR.

    To do this: Press win key + s to bring up search > type "default programs" > click "set your default programs" > scroll down to WinRAR achiever and click "set this program as default"

    Otherwise the install could be corrupted. You might want to uninstall/reinstall.
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  3. #3


    Georgia
    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    WinRAR 5.01 works perfectly fine with Windows 8.1

    You may need to set the file associations to use WinRAR.

    To do this: Press win key + s to bring up search > type "default programs" > click "set your default programs" > scroll down to WinRAR achiever and click "set this program as default"

    Otherwise the install could be corrupted. You might want to uninstall/reinstall.
    Didn't work, wound up just doing a "refresh", all seems fine now and WinRAR works as normal.
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Winrar on Windows 8.1 x64
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