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I've been using this software for YEARS for storage compression and I recently did a format and now I get a error when using it, error is "The system cannot find the file specified, c:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip\7zg.exe.

The issue is I installed the x64 version as I have a x64 system, this software appears to be installing in the wrong location. When I install the x86 version as well it works fine but no where does it say I need both for it to work properly and I don't recall having both previously. Any advice? Thanks.
Edited by Twist86 - 8/22/12 at 6:53pm
    
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What are the steps to reproduce the error?

1) Are you trying to extract an archive from the context menu? i.e Right click on .7z file, 7Zip -> Extract files to ...
or Are you trying to open an archive by double clicking on it?
or Are you trying to open 7zip from the start menu?

You could try opening the x64 version, going to Tools > Options and re-associating all of the file extensions. (uncheck and apply, recheck and apply) and doing the same with the context menu on the 7-zip tab to see if it resolves the problem. The only reason I could see any error like this happening is if the x86 version had been installed previously and the subsequently removed but without more information it is hard to tell.
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Actually your context menu suggestion seems to have worked beautifully. Thank you.
    
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Hey guys, old thread I know, but this is the first result on Google so I am posting my fix here. I found that I kept getting the same error. I installed the 32-bit version again, then uninstalled with the Windows uninstaller. It removed the 7-zip context menu entry so I also uninstalled the x64 version. After installation of the 64-bit version again, everything still wasn't working.

I eventually just gave in an installed the x64 version to the x86 Program Files folder. Even though it doesn't belong there, it fixed the context menu issue while still giving me access to 64 bit power.
Edited by Blaise170 - 10/26/15 at 5:45pm
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