winrar context menu failure

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lynchknot, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. lynchknot

    lynchknot Moderator

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    I'm not sure this is strictly a windows probem because other applications work in the context menu (such as antivirus) The winrar knowledge base was of no use or I was not using the exact keyword for a proper solution.

    The problem I am experiencing is winrar won't work at all through the context menu and winzip will display on the taskbar but that is all. Both work if I double click and use its toolbar to extract. I have tried to reinstall and also tried reversing JV16 reg cleaner - but have no solution. I know there are some registry genius' here so I am posting this request for help. Thank you.
     
  2. lynchknot

    lynchknot Moderator

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    no solutions - where are the registry wizards?
     
  3. lynchknot

    lynchknot Moderator

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    perhaps if anyone knows where this file is stored - maybe some link to winrar files are broken - I don't know
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    What version of winrar are you using? If it's the latest beta, maybe ditch that???
     
  5. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Do you have the context menu items set?

    In Winrar go to setting, integration tab then click on context menu items.
     
  6. nagidar

    nagidar OSNN Junior Addict

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    Try to set winrar to work without the context menu for a few re-boots. Then
    set it to work with the context menu and see what happens. If that dosn't work check the registry and see if it correctly shows winrar as the program that is to work with rar files.
     
  7. lynchknot

    lynchknot Moderator

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    Thanks for responses. I will try what nagidar suggested
     
  8. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It doesnt work in 64bit XP, so if you are using it, no luck :(. Try reinstalling it and checking settings
     
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  9. lynchknot

    lynchknot Moderator

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    Where'd that come from? :) reinstalled several times. It's a windows context menu problem I believe, not winrar. Anyway, I'm reformatting so... thanks for all that tried. I apprecate your responses.