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Can you configure Windows to open JAR files like ZIP files without a 3rd party tool?

Can you configure Windows to open JAR files like ZIP files without a 3rd party tool?

I'd like to be able to examine the contents of a JAR file without having to install Winzip or some other tool and without having to rename the file. Windows Explorer can open ZIP files just fine; is there some registry setting I can use to let it treat JARs like ZIPs?

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Guest [Entry]

"Or from the command line:

assoc .jar=CompressedFolder

Under Vista (or higher) you have to run this in an elevated Command Prompt."
Guest [Entry]

What you need to do is associate the JAR extension in Windows Explorer with Compressed folders. From Windows Explorer select tools / Folder Options. Then the Files Types tab. Select New and associate JAR Compressed (ZIP) Folder.