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I can see that I can change the default archiver etc but I do not think that this changes also the program that handles archives when using Extract here in right-click menu. Sometimes this command does not work and I have to open it in a program and then extract.

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First go to an archive file then right click --> properties then from open with tab you can choose the default application to run as shown in the screen-shot :

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Once you choose a default application it will be used every time you open a file of that type. 'extract here` will use the default application. That's for sure.

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I know how to do that of course but was not convinced that this changes the default application that is used with Extract here. It seems that this last command is not working for some reason no matter the default application set. Maybe I should edit the question so as to emphasize that it is not about how to set the default archiver in general but about how to relate that to the Extract here command that it's not working here. – cipricus Oct 5 '12 at 6:30
Once you choose a defualt application all other stuffs to do with a file is done by this application so 'extract here` will just use the default application. That's sure – user61928 Oct 5 '12 at 6:32
thnx for stating that clearly – cipricus Oct 5 '12 at 6:33
You are welcome – user61928 Oct 5 '12 at 6:34

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