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Usage of 7-zip on a PC with the OS Windows 8

I tried to use 7-zip on my brand-new PC with the 64-bit OS Windows 8. But without any success I can't extract an *.exe file. May it be, that 7-zip only works with a 32-bit OS?

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Works fine here

7-zip works fine on Windows 8-x64.

You are probably trying to use an old version of 7-zip to extract files from an archive made by a newer version of 7-zip.

What version of 7-zip are you attempting to use?

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Use of the newest version of 7-zip portable

I've installed the newest version of 7-zip portable in the PA.c menu, i.e. I use the stable version 9.20 Rev 2. But I've detected, that for a 64-bit OS exists a special version 7-zip (64-bit).

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Bundled

7-zip is one of the rare apps where we also bundle the 64-bit version in the portable package as there is a significant improvement in using it on a 64-bit OS.

The Launcher automatically launches the correct one based on the PC you are running it on.

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Failure during extraction

I intended the file TapinRadio Portable(Windows 8) to extract with 7-zip portable. But it's impossible.
EDIT: How can I prevent the smiley? Actually, it should be the number 8 and a closing bracket.

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I get the error
Can not open file 'C:\Users\Ken\Downloads\tapniradio_portable_setup_W8.exe' as archive.

But I can open other .exe files successfully, so I assume it is something specific to that executable.

The only way to get rid of the smiley is to put a space between the '8' and the ')'. I think putting it in formatting tags like <code> may stop it too.

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file-specific issue

I also assume like you, that it's a file-specific issue.

Indeed I get the same error message in german language:

Die Datei "C:\Users\Andreas\Desktop\tapinradio_portable_setup_W8.exe" kann nicht als Archiv geöffnet werden

EDIT: Also many thanks regarding your correct recommendations with respect to the "smiley issue" Smile

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