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jar file problem

Mario A. Villamizar
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Joined: Mar 14, 2002
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I really don't know in which category to this post, so I thoght this could be the best one.
I have windows xp, java 1.4.1. before i had some java programs in a jar file and use to work when I double-click on it, but no any more, for some reason windows doesn't know wich program to use to run it and ask me to choose one, but I been trying without success, how can I configure again.

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Chad McGowan
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Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 265
You need to open this file with javaw. This is found in your jdk's /bin directory. In xp, you can click control panel, folder options, then click the file types tab to edit the default program for an extension.
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
On my system, the specific action is
"G:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2\bin\javaw.exe" -jar "%1" %*
I assume this is the value established by the J2SDK 1.4.2 installation routine.

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