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Windows 7: WinRAR not in OPEN WITH list

27 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
WinRAR not in OPEN WITH list


I never make threads in forums like these (or yahoo question etc..) but this is bugging me for quite a big while.

Why isn`t WinRAR in the OPEN WITH list? I have a file that I know is opened with WinRAR but I cant choose it since it`s not in the list.

Any other way I can open a file with WinRAR or adding it to the Open With list?

Best Wishes, Morrey

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Welcome Morrey.
Is Winrar installed on your system?
Open Winrar, Options, Integration and check items as pointed to below.
WinRAR not in OPEN WITH list-winrar.png
EDIT: Also try going to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Default Programs Choose Winrar and then .rar files.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2012   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Welcome to the Seven Forums
See if these tutorials will help.
Open With - Change Default Program
Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Feb 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

Follow brittons advice this will put winrar extract here ,extract to folder etc in the right click context menu, negating the need for the open with menu
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Thank you very much for your help, it worked!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Coolio! glad it is working for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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