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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 "lp.cab" 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
fhsdjhfasidof643r64r646u538476rt34-en.exe
LOL
out pops an "lp.cab" directly, there is no option to extract "somewhere else"
then the lp.cab 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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