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Windows 7: Disappearing files after extraction!

10 Mar 2010   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
Disappearing files after extraction!

I think I had this before with another windows, I am sure it is something to do with windows security, admin rights, or antivirus.

When I double click a self extracting exe, in this case an "" language pack, it extracts fine, but then it vanishes. If I am super quick, I can highlight it and drag a copy to another location where it stays as a copy, but the original file again vanishes.

Rather annoying.

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10 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Are you creating a folder first , and then saving it to that folder ?
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11 Mar 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit

Hi, no, Just double clicking it, its one of those windows type exe files with the long names like
out pops an "" directly, there is no option to extract "somewhere else"
then the disappears
as I said, one time I was quick enough to grab and drag the file out to the desktop from inside the explorer window and that one stayed where it was.
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11 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

You can try installing 7-Zip, and then instead of double clicking, right click -> 7-Zip -> Open archive. When the archive opens, you can extract to any folder you want.
It should work.
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