Re: JAR file association on Windows 7 broken

Discussion in 'Java' started by Roedy Green, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Roedy Green

    Roedy Green Guest

    On Sun, 1 Jul 2012 10:00:51 +1000, "Qu0ll" <>
    wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

    >I have somehow managed to break the file association between JAR files and
    >Java on Windows 7 such that I can no longer double click on an executable
    >JAR file. How can I fix it? Reinstalling the JRE has not helped.


    I consider that a bug. See
    http://mindprod.com/jgloss/jar.html#ASSOCIATION
    --
    Roedy Green Canadian Mind Products
    http://mindprod.com
    Why do so many operating systems refuse to define a standard
    temporary file marking mechanism? It could be a reserved lead character
    such as the ~ or a reserved extension such as .tmp.
    It could be a file attribute bit. Because they refuse, there is no
    fool-proof way to scan a disk for orphaned temporary files and delete them.
    Further, you can't tell where the orhaned files ame from.
    This means the hard disks gradually fill up with garbage.
    Roedy Green, Jul 1, 2012
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