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Windows 7: winrar problem

24 Nov 2009   #1
flans15

Windows 7 Ulitmate
 
 
winrar problem

I don't know if this is a compatibility problem with Windows 7. I have winrar version 390. This problem only occurred after upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate. I would download winrar files for a video. Appears to normally download and I can see the video icon in Windows Explorer while it is decompressing, but upon completion the video icon and file disappear. I can't find it anywhere in the computer. One person on another tech support said the file was probably corrupted and failed to actually finish the decompression ending up with a video file so that is why I couldn't find the file.


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24 Nov 2009   #2
Qdos

 

It's not a compatibility issue with WinRAR, I'm using the same software and build without issues, and it's a mature program. Your downloads should get shunted into a folder called downloads under your user profile (unless you have changed the default location)...
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25 Nov 2009   #3
flans15

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Winrar problem

When I decompress the Winrar files I extract to an assigned folder so the video should go there. For the last several years it would go to the assigned folder, but not now. I ran a search of the computer, but it doesn't show up anywhere.
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25 Nov 2009   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

try 7zip.
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26 Nov 2009   #5
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

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26 Nov 2009   #6
flans15

Windows 7 Ulitmate
 
 
winrar problem

Bugmwister

I didn't think you could use a Winrar 64 bit program while I'm running 32 bit on the OS.
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27 Nov 2009   #7
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

sorry flans, I thought everyone was using the 64-bit version..!!

- heh, heh!

- you're right though
- use the normal 32-bit version if you're running that OS..
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27 Nov 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flans15 View Post
I don't know if this is a compatibility problem with Windows 7. I have winrar version 390. This problem only occurred after upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate. I would download winrar files for a video. Appears to normally download and I can see the video icon in Windows Explorer while it is decompressing, but upon completion the video icon and file disappear. I can't find it anywhere in the computer. One person on another tech support said the file was probably corrupted and failed to actually finish the decompression ending up with a video file so that is why I couldn't find the file.
Hi and welcome

Check where winrar is saving the output file to. Have you tried searching for the file name?

Kennn J++
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27 Nov 2009   #9
flans15

Windows 7 Ulitmate
 
 
Winrar problem

RE: winrar problem of lost file upon decompression. I tried another post from a normally solid poster in case the other files I tried from other posters might have been corrupt. I extracted to a new folder and it went through the normal decompression, but it never showed up in the new folder I created. Before it would show the video icon in Windows Explorer next to the RAR files before disappearing, but now it doesn't even do that. It doesn't show any video icon. I have tried the repair command on the file and was advised the file to be decompressed did not need repair. I'm confused as to why this is occurring.
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16 Jan 2011   #10
Phovesmos

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Oh man flans. I know EXACTLY what you're going through. To this very day I don't know how to fix that VERY problem. You're describing it perfectly but everyone is assuming you haven't done the obvious.

This is what happens to me - I'll give a few examples to explain the fury:

1) Suppose I wish to extract a file using winrar into a folder that hasn't been made yet. Theoretically if you write the path directly while extracting to the directory you wish to extract to, then winrar should just automatically extract, right? Wrong. Access denied? Why? I don't know. Funny thing is, this happens even when you create the folder manaully and repeat this step.

2) Ok, so you've created the folder. Let's try copying and pasting this rar file into the folder, right clicking, then clicking "Extract Here" right? But no. Access is denied.

But don't you worry. You may think I haven't accurately described the problem. There's more frustration in option 3:

3) SURPRISE! Now you CAN extract into the folder. Congratulations! You extracted the file into the folder you want to. Now let's go and check to see if it's there. You go to the directory and check to see if the folder is there. Is it? No. Well maybe it's hidden? Try and view hidden files and is it there? No. Yet if you were to extract the winrar file again, Winrar and its mighty foresight can still see the folder and to top it off, it can successfully extract itself. "Well maybe I'm oblivious so let's run a search on the computer". Nothing turns up. Let's extract into a different new folder... Now this folder is invisible too GGGGRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!! To top it off, sometimes winrar will just simply say that the system cannot find the file specified.

Flans... I feel your pain more than life itself, ok? I have searched ALL over the internet for a solution to this issue but I just can't seem to find one. It's almost as if windows is treating me like I'm not an administrator or something even though I'm the only user on this computer . If you happen to find a solution... or if anybody happens to know the answer... Please help.

p.s. I've changed the folder settings so that it is not a read only folder as well. This doesn't help anything.
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