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Solved 7-Zip Problem


royw

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#1
I have the latest version of 7-Zip on my Windows 8 Pro 64 bit system, but if I right click a zip file I do not get any reference to 7-Zip. How can I add 7-Zip to the right click context menu?

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards, Roy
 

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Brink

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mvp
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#2
Hello Roy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Do you have the latest 9.30 alpha version of 7-Zip installed. It works great for me in Windows 8.

7-Zip

When you "Run as administrator" 7-Zip, you can click on Tools (menu bar) -> Options.

In the 7-Zip tab, check the context menu items you want, and click on OK.

7-Zip_options.jpg

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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royw

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Shawn,

I installed the 9.30 alpha version and followed your instructions regarding Options, and that solved my problem. (I did not previously realise that it was the 7zFM.exe file that you needed to run as administrator).


Your fast reply and help is greatly appreciated.


As a matter of interest, what are the other 2 .exe files for?
 

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    8GB DDR3
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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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You're most welcome Roy.

The other .exe's are just to perform the other features when executed from within 7-Zip. :)
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

empsis

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Hey,

just a quick note. Had exactly the same issue on Windows 8.1 Pro x64 RTM, never had this issue with 8.1 Pro Preview/RC version. It appears I have accidentally downloaded x86 version of 7-zip 9.20 instead of x64. As soon as I have installed 9.20 x64 after removing previous version, context menu reappeared.
 

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Teeisme

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Oh my, what a nightmare. Not just for me, for an entire forum/family that I belong to, lol.
The above issues have been my life for about 2 weeks.
I did just find out that I needed 64 bit for my Windows 8.1 I was directed to the 7zip link that you posted above. I think I've downloaded every option there; seriously.
I'm not super techy but I know a bit. Where/when do I get the option to "run as admin"? When I click download, an install Wizard pops up.
I'm feelin' like a drama Queen beggin' to be saved, any takers?
Thanks in advance!
 

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jumpjack

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In no way I was able to get the context menu apearing using above methods,
BUT
by reinstalling 7zip by running the installer as administrator, I succeeded.
 

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