Setting default program problem

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  1. hungrycamels

    hungrycamels New Member

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    I play Minecraft a lot, and many of the mods that I download use .zip to open. So I used to do this before, but for some reason I uninstalled 7-zip, so I tried re-installing it. The file that I use to open .zip files is the 7zFM (7-zip File Manager). But whenever I try to set that application as the default program by finding it and selecting it, it just doesn't want to change. Please help!
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Not sure what might be going on, but you may want to double check by manually opening 7-Zip File Manger and
    select from the menu bar Toos->Options
    and under the system tab make sure that zip (CompressedFolder) is listed among the Associate 7-Zip with: list
    See attachment.
    Then click the start orb and type
    default programs
    and hit enter
    select the Associate a file type or protocol with a program link
    scoll down near the bottom and find .zip
    if not already associated with 7-Zip File Manager
    click the Change program button and browse to C:\Program Files\7-Zip
    and double click 7zFM.exe
    See if that helps.
    Regards
    Randy
     
  3. hungrycamels

    hungrycamels New Member

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    Well, that worked with .zip files after I used 7-zip options to associate it. But I still have a problem with .jar files. When I use the default programs>open with window to change .jar to 7zFM and select it, it just closes the browsing window and won't select it. How do I fix this, because it worked with the .zip files?
     

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