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#1 +ChuckFinley

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 13:56

Hey All,

 

Anyone else having problems getting 7Zip to work on Windows 8.1 It looks like it installs but when you go to search for it its not there, There is no trace of it anywhere. No menu items etc. The weird thing is that it installs with no errors. 

 

This is the latest version from the 7zip site. 



Best Answer elenarie , 06 July 2014 - 17:40

Search for 7-zip, not 7zip. Also, try reinstalling, no idea why it doesn't work for you. The experience is the same across Vista, 7 and 8.

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#2 +Zlip792

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 14:02

Stable version listed on their website is too old and was released in November 2010.

 

I suggest you to try Alpha version from here: http://www.neowin.ne...7-zip-933-alpha

 

If you already trying Alpha version, I will suggest you to look through current bugs list on their project page: http://sourceforge.n.../?source=navbar



#3 xendrome

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 14:05

Works fine here, always has. I use the version that Ninite.com installs, 9.2.0



#4 jasondefaoite

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 14:05

I've been using 7zip stable release on Windows 8.1 without issue. I guess the obvious question, I assume you have installed the correct 32 or 64bit for your system?



#5 xrobwx

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 14:07

I used 7zip on Win 8.1 and worked fine, then I switched to Easy 7Zip and it works fine.



#6 i_was_here

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 16:54

I use Easy 7-Zip to install it and it works fine on Windows 8.1:

 

http://www.e7z.org/



#7 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 17:32

i have been running the 9.22 x64 build on windows 8.1 without any issue.



#8 elenarie

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 17:40   Best Answer

Search for 7-zip, not 7zip. Also, try reinstalling, no idea why it doesn't work for you. The experience is the same across Vista, 7 and 8.



#9 LUTZIFER

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 17:56

Been using it for a long time and no probs with Win 8.1 with any version.



#10 COKid

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 18:05

Are you using some sort of sandbox?



#11 Ian William

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 18:23

7-Zip 9.20 is working fine on my installation of Windows 8.1 Update 1.

http://www.7-zip.org/download.html



#12 OP +ChuckFinley

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 18:37

I installed the Alpha one and it works fine also noticed you have to search for 7-zip.