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How to Stop Winrar from Opening Jar Files in 3 Fast Steps

There may be specific zipped files that you don’t want WinRAR opening on Android devices, iOS, Linux, Windows, and Mac. One such example is JAR files. This file extension stands for Java Archive and is a few file formats that handle both audio, images, and class files. You may prefer your Java application and not WinRAR to open that JAR file. So how do you stop WinRAR from opening this file extension?

How to Stop Winrar from Opening Jar Files

Step 1: Open WinRAR

Open your WinRAR program on your chosen device. In the top menu bar, click on ‘Options,’ and a drop-down list will appear.

How to Stop Winrar from Opening Jar Files in 3 Fast Steps

Step 2: Access integrations

In the drop-down list that appears, click on the ‘Settings tab. Click on the ‘Integrations’ tab to open a list of all the file extensions that WinRAR will open.

How to Stop Winrar from Opening Jar Files in 3 Fast Steps

Step 3: Uncheck ‘JAR’ Files

Find the JAR files extension in the list and uncheck it. This will stop WinRAR from opening JAR files.

You can now right-click on your JAR files and click on ‘Open With’ and then ‘Choose App’ to select which program you want to open the Jar file. If you tick the ‘Always Use This App To Open .jar Files’ option, this will become the default program for opening JAR files in the future.

How to Stop Winrar from Opening Jar Files in 3 Fast Steps

Customize Your File Extraction Program

As you can see from the above, it is effortless to customize your file extraction program. You can easily choose which files to open and which ones not. Why not try it now.

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