martes, 22 de julio de 2014

How to extract rar and zip files with double click on Windows

This is a feature that I always liked in Ubuntu and Mac OS, that is, the option of doing double click to a zip file and the file extract automatically. If you are using windows, or you are a windows user, may be you don't see the difference. But is very annoying that you want to extract a file and you need to choose wich file you will extract. It's true that sometimes you want that, but I think, the most common action is extract all files.

So, How I can do that?

First, Open regedit: To do that you need to press the buttons:

"Windows + r"

and write regedit. Will be something like this:

Then press Ok button.

Second; Go to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WinRAR\shell\open\command
 and change the (Default) value from "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" "%1"
to "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" x "%1"

and  if you have ZIP files associated with WinRAR too, change the corresponding value under
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WinRAR.ZIP\shell\open\command too.

The result will be something like this:

To edit the (Default) value you need to make double click to the register file.
(Obviously for 32-bit WinRAR the path will be different.)

My computer is 64 bit, so if your computer is 32-bit please comment with the path of winrar and I can update the post for future user of windows 32-bit .

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