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Windows 7: The right-click context menu and 7-Zip

06 May 2009   #1

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 
The right-click context menu and 7-Zip

I use 7Zip for my compression and de-compression program,
and when I install it into Windows XP, I get this nice context menu when I right click on a file:


That makes it real easy to access 7Zip.
But, when I install 7Zip into Win-7, I don't get it installed into the Right Click menu. That makes using 7Zip very difficult.

My question for the group:
Is there some way to force Win-7 to add 7Zip to the context menu?

Hopefully,
The Doctor

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06 May 2009   #2
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

7-Zip options > Plugins, 7-Zip > Options > System
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06 May 2009   #3

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

You gotta be kidding me!
It's really that simple?

Now you make me feel bad.

If that works for me, you have a friend for life!

Thanks a million,
The Doctor
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06 May 2009   #4

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

Well, I found the path you mentioned, under "Tools" on the upper 7Zip tool bar. All the options I wanted and need were already checked, but I did select some more options, like setting up the "associations" while I was in there, to make 7Zip more useful.

But, 7Zip still does not appear in the right click context (Drop Down) menu.

If I click on "Open With" , I can get to 7Zip that way, but that's not the full context menu that I selected in the Options.

Close, and closer, but still no Cigar!

But I wouldn't even be that close without your help, ten, so I do thank you.

The Doctor
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06 May 2009   #5
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Hmm, weird. Do you have this in your registry?


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06 May 2009   #6

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

Yup, GOT IT!

That is, yes I have that entry in my registry.

Ain't that weird?

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06 May 2009   #7
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

I'm at a lose then. Works fine for me.
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06 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Strange, I didn't have to change any settings and it works for me.

The right-click context menu and 7-Zip-2009-05-07_021751.jpg


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06 May 2009   #9

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 


Even your little avatar looks lost!

Oh well, it's a small thing in the list of problems that I face every day.

I certainly DO appreciate your help!

Thanks again,
The Doctor
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06 May 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Very strange! I get the complete menu too.

Un-install your copy, then delete the program folder. See if this download works any better:
Download 7-Zip 4.65 - FileHippo.com
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