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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-7165223

Java 7 update 4 doesn't register as the handler of *.jar files

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 7
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: install
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    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_7

      Description

      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      java version "1.7.0_04"
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_04-b20)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 23.0-b21, mixed mode, sharing)

      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Microsoft Windows [versio 6.1.7601]

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      The installer of Java 7 update 4 (x86) doesn't register Java as the handler of *.jar files. Because of this, double clicking a *.jar file to execute a Java application doesn't work.

      I have tried a reinstallation several times.

      It works fine in Update 3.

      REGRESSION. Last worked in version 7

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      Uninstall previous Java versions.

      Install Java 7 update 4 with the offline installer.

      Attempt to run a Java application by doubleclicking it on Windows Explorer.

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      The Java application should be started with Javaw.
      ACTUAL -
      The jar file opens in another application instead.

      Java is not listed in the open with / choose default program list.

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      Associate jar with "javaw -jar" using the command line tool "assoc" yourself.

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                Reporter:
                webbuggrp Webbug Group
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