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Tried to use 7 Zip, accidentally activated 7 zip console.

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    Tried to use 7 Zip, accidentally activated 7 zip console.


    Hello all, i'm posting this thread in regards to trying to understand if there are any consequences in my use of the 7zip console application. I have no idea what it is, or what it does.

    In the spur of the moment, when I wanted to use 7zip to extract a particular set of modular files for a game I played (and not knowing how to use 7zip in the first place) I mistakenly activated the 7zip console application. A console prompt flashed up for a split second, I do not believe there was anything within the prompt, but then again I cannot sure.

    So, to sum it all up, can anyone tell me whether or not my clumsy actions have caused any permanent damage to my machine? This is my first time using 7zip (as I really only relied on Winrar to manage my mods) so I wasn't too careful with what I was doing and ended up utilizing a function I had not meant to start. Is the console harmless, does it mess with my registry, is nothing damaged, no hidden adverse effects, or anything?

    I realize things like this are really trivial, but when it comes to the well-being of my computing devices, I'm rather quite nervous.

    So if anyone can give me an answer at all, I'd really appreciate it.

    Thank You in Advance.
    -Arcturus Fyr

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    Your PC is fine... the reason it flashed is that it's a command line utility and cannot execute through launching on it's own... thus started but was unable to execute. 7-zip is an excellent and safe utility.
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    Thanks for the help fellow, I wanted to get some mods that I had really wanted to install for a long time, I got them installed with 7-zip, but could not enjoy myself due to not knowing what I had just activated.

    I hope the forums continue to have people like you help them, because you sure helped me quite a bit.

    To everyone else, if anyone wants to add to this and give me some tips as to how best use 7-zip for things like mod installations or troubleshooting, i'll leave this up till tomorrow evening.

    G'night to everyone, and thank you in advance.
    -Arcturus Fyr
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcturus Fyr View Post
    Thanks for the help fellow, I wanted to get some mods that I had really wanted to install for a long time, I got them installed with 7-zip, but could not enjoy myself due to not knowing what I had just activated.

    I hope the forums continue to have people like you help them, because you sure helped me quite a bit.

    To everyone else, if anyone wants to add to this and give me some tips as to how best use 7-zip for things like mod installations or troubleshooting, i'll leave this up till tomorrow evening.

    G'night to everyone, and thank you in advance.
    -Arcturus Fyr
    Your are most welcome... and thanx for the kind words
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Tried to use 7 Zip, accidentally activated 7 zip console.
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