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dflak
post Jan 30 2016, 09:37 AM
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I have no issue with putting any shortcut on the send to menu. However, I can't figure out which shortcut to use with 7-Zip. I am using the 64-bit version and there are three executables in the folder: 7zG.exe, 7zFM.exe and 7z.exe.

When try to send a file to the first two, I get an error message telling me that either it has an invalid command line or that it's not an archive.

When I try send a file to 7z.exe, nothing happens. I'm expecting a menu asking me what I want to do with the file.

What shortcut should I be using?

I want to be clear. I can use 7z to open and extract an archive. I want to add files to an archive: highlight a group of files in windows explorer, right click and have 7z show up as a send to, and then have the 7z menu show up.
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dflak
post Jan 30 2016, 09:57 AM
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On my work system, it shows up as a separate right click menu item. The work system is 32-bit. On my home system it doesn't show up at all.
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azolder
post Jan 30 2016, 10:04 AM
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Do you have to use 7-zip? There are ways for Automating The Windows Zip Utility, Access 2000 .
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cheekybuddha
post Jan 30 2016, 10:21 AM
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Dan,

Do you not have 7-Zip shortcut menus already?

If no, then open up the 7-Zip file manager

Select Options from the menu and go to the 7-Zip tab.

Check 'Integrate 7-Zip to shell context menu'

Then select the options you want from the list.

The most useful ones for me are:
Extract Here
Add to <Archive>.7z
Add to <Archive>.zip

hth,

d
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jleach
post Jan 31 2016, 01:25 AM
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Another thought: I don't usually use 7zip for adding things to archives (more of a winRar guy), but IIRC it's usually the executable followed by a list of parameters... in the registry settings, is the call to the executable set up to include the selected files as parameters? Check 7zip's commandline reference to see how one would do that, then make sure the registry call emulates it. Not sure the details offhand though.

Cheers,
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dflak
post Jan 31 2016, 09:44 AM
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Cheekybuddha that worked. I needed to run it as administrator, but it did the job. It now looks like my system at work: a right click menu item not in send to.

Thanks.
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dflak
post Jan 31 2016, 10:05 AM
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FYI: I'm mostly OK with the Compress that comes with windows, but 7-Zip has a couple other options I like.

AZolder: I'm using this from windows explorer.

JLeach: I found what you are talking about late last night. I was too tired to do anything with it then.
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