WinRAR and Vista Support?

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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.
 

NetRyder

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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.
 

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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
 
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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
 

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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
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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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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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.
 

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Registered WinRAR user here and it works great with Vista.
 

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^^Ditto m8.

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

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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
 

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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 :)

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.
 

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