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Windows 7: Explorer.exe normal memory usage Q and file extraction problems

08 Dec 2013   #11
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Cool. Very nice and informative post. So 7-zip won't work from explorer context menus when writing to program files x86? How about if I used WinRAR, would that program behave in the same way too?

I don't know if my brother has UAC turned on, and last time I asked him if I could check some info from his laptop he wouldn't let me, but I don't remember seeing many UAC prompts in his PC, so I don't know.


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08 Dec 2013   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

WinRar acts the same way.

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Your workaround would be to keep using 7-zip as an elevated process.

There are less secure workarounds - but I would not suggest them.

In my opinion, anyone that has turned off UAC is giving up a considerable amount of security; others disagree :-)


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