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Windows 7: Question about unziping files

06 Dec 2009   #1
n612ua

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Question about unziping files

I use flight simulation alot of the time. I download airplanes from different websites the planes are zipped in rar files. I use winrar to unzip them however I try to unzip the planes to the aircraft file and get an error message. If I unzip it to the desktop it works then I have to drag it over to the aircraft file. I have also did this problem with other things that comes zipped. I am the only user of this laptop and the administrator.

Anybody know how to fix this?

Thanks mike


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06 Dec 2009   #2
mvnsnd

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

try 7zip instead?
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06 Dec 2009   #3
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

I assume the location you tried to unzip them too, is in "Program Files". However, that is a system protected directory, you are not allowed to write files there without administrative privileges. You do not have those privileges without accepting a UAC prompt or launching an application as Admin.

Extracting to the desktop then dragging them over is honestly the best course of action.
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06 Dec 2009   #4
n612ua

Win 7 ulitmate
 
 

7zip was did not work but I did not try to run it as admin yet. I normally just send it to desktop just worndering if there was a faster way and to make sure I am not stupid by missing something.

Thanks for the help.
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06 Dec 2009   #5
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

7-zip didn't work? Its superior to WinRar - open source too.
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06 Dec 2009   #6
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Uhhhh....the problem is not Winrar or 7zip....the problem is lack of permissions!
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06 Dec 2009   #7
Offsprung

7 Pro64 Hopefully
 
 

LE
I was wondering that too. I always wondered why we needed YAFCP to squeeze 2kb out on occasion? If it ignored permissions...maybe.
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06 Dec 2009   #8
n612ua

Win 7 ulitmate
 
 

Yeah 7zip works just not for extracting to places in program files.
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06 Dec 2009   #9
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You won't be able to - can't you run the app as admin and extract to C:\ - where you installed the app?
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