Can't change file extension

reviewboy

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I have a .rar file that Explorer considers to be of type 'html', per the Explorer 'type' column.

How can I convince Windows that this is a .rar file?

Thanks.
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hello Reviewboy, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This is because by default Vista is not able to read or open a RAR file. To do so you will need to install a 3rd party program like the free 7-Zip, open it's "Options" settings, and set 7-Zip to be associated to open RAR files.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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americancritic

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Hello Brink

Will this zip open the files for mini dumps for BSOD...
 

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