WinRAR and Vista Support?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bman, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    WinRAR doesn't seem to run well in Vista, or so I think its Vista.

    I cannot right click on an item and extract (of course there's the option) but when I click on it, it does nothing. I have to double click to open the program (which asks me every time to allow it) and then extract it from inside the program.

    Is there a fix, or something I need to change. A different version? Yes I did the Run as Admin a couple times.
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    What version of WinRAR are you using?
    And are you running the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Vista?

    I'm using WinRAR 3.61 on Vista x86, and I can extract archives using the context menu item. I don't get any elevation prompts when opening the program either.
     
  3. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    hmm..dunno.. WinRar works fine for me.

    Running winRar 3.30 on Vista Business (32-bit). I do have the UAC featured turned off though
     
  4. Bman

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    I'm using WinRAR 3.62 on Vista x86.

    Is there anything I can do, I hate opening it up. Maybe try to exchange it for another copy lol. hmmm
     
  5. NetRyder

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    There seems to be a 3.70 beta available. You might want to install that and see if it fixes the problem.
    http://www.rarlabs.com/download.htm

    Edit: I just installed 3.70 beta 3 on my Tablet, also running Vista x86, and it works fine too.
     
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  6. Bman

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    I decided to give 7zip a try, since its free. It works great, nothing wrong with it either. I think I might keep it.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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  7. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    no problem
     
  8. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Versions of Winrar before 3.70 are not really compatible with Vista. No big deal to update as all updates are free if you are a registered user unlike Winzip which used to be free upgrades but now charges for version updates.
     
  9. LordOfLA

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    Using 3.7b3 myself happy as larry.
     
  10. Electronic Punk

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    Registered WinRAR user here and it works great with Vista.
     
  11. kcnychief

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    ^^Ditto m8.

    I have used WinRAR for years, I'll never switch!
     
  12. Smoke286

    Smoke286 Smokeater

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    WinRar 3.62 runs flawlessly on both my Vista systems
     
  13. Khayman

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    use it here also, used to always ask for permission but last one i installed stoped this. so its fine now :)

    7zip is also good though, use it at work
     
  14. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    That was the problem between Winrar and Vista before version 3.70 and since Smoke286 does not seem to have this problem I assume their system is running with UAC turned off.