Winrar extracting problems. Winrar files that wasn't select to destination.

I've used Winrar for as long as I can remember and this has never happened before, until now. This problem is quite unique because I've searched around the internet to see if anyone the same problem but to no avail. It's hard to describe the problem so I've recorded my desktop to show exactly what the problem is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-1_BDw4xUM

So to summarize what happened in the video:

1) I opened a Winrar file.
2) I drag and dropped the files in the .rar file to my desktop.
3) The computer then automatically extracts the file to the desktop. BUT it also copy and paste all the files in the original rar location to the desktop.

I don't know what happened. Winrar was working fine one moment and then all of a sudden this began to happen.

I've reinstalled Winrar (tried both x32 and x64 bit). I've restarted my PC.
 

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Last updated May 22, 2020 Views 9,835 Applies to:

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Thank you for posting your query in the Microsoft Community forum. I understand that you have an issue with winrar application extracting files.  I can imagine that this must be difficult for you. Let me help you fix the issue.

 

Before proceeding with the troubleshooting, provide us with the information.

1. What is the make and model of the computer?

2. Which security software is installed?

3. Did you make any changes to the computer prior to the issue?

 

This seems to be a strange issue. Let us follow these methods:

 

Method 1.

Boot the computer in clean boot state and check the status. A clean boot helps to verify if any third party application service or startup item is causing this issue.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7, Windows 8:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Note: After you have finished troubleshooting, follow steps under “How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot” in the article to boot to normal startup.

 

Method 2.

Run a full computer scan with the Microsoft Safety Scanner to make sure that the computer is virus free.

Microsoft Safety Scanner: http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

Safety Scanner Disclaimer: There could be a loss of data while performing a scan using Microsoft safety scanner to eliminate virus if any.

 

If you need further assistance on this particular issue or any other Windows related issue, let us know and we will be glad to assist you.

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I am having exactly the same problem. It began after I ran Windows Update, but I don't know which of the 100 or so updates caused it. The other problem I have now is that if I open an archive and double click on anything inside it, it will always open the same image file every time, even if the file I am double clicking on is not an image file! I deleted the temporary files and rebooted but the problem remained.

The only solution I have found so far is to change the "folder for temporary files" (Open Winrar > Options > Paths) to a folder that is not the default Windows Temporary Directory.

I also tried Start > Right Click on Computer > Properties > Advanced system settings > Advanced > Environment Variables and I changed the TEMP and TMP folder locations, and this worked for a day or so before the problem returned.

I have 3 Windows 7 Pro computers and this problem is only happening on one of them, but I haven't run Windows update on the other 2 because I don't want this problem on them too. I believe it is the result of one of the security patches.


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What if you uninstall WinRAR and reinstall it?



Have you tried right-clicking on the shortcut to the program, or the .exe, and selecting the "Run As Administrator" option?  Do so even if your user is an Admin.



Try right-clicking on the actual Setup.exe and selecting the "Run As Administrator" option?  Do so even if your user is an Admin.




Do you see the same behaviour in Safe Mode, or from a Clean Boot?



How to start Windows 8 in Safe Mode
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/start-windows-8-in-safe-mode/



How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/929135




Does it occur for all users if you test with another Windows user?



Diagnose and repair Windows File and Folder Problems automatically
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_file_and_folder_diag/




If you want to find out which Windows Update may have caused the problem it means installing updates one at a time and checking after each update.  There is no other way I'm afraid.


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You must run Winrar with administrator's rights and it will work fine. (You can set it to run always as administrator, as I have done and it works perfectly)

Winrar version 4.11 x64

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You must run Winrar with administrator's rights and it will work fine. (You can set it to run always as administrator, as I have done and it works perfectly)

Winrar version 4.11 x64
I was just about to try this before I got to the end of the page, I figured it had something to do with the privileges, because all my other programs and installations have been acting up asking for extra administrative permissions...Sigh, another slip-streamed update via Microsoft to screw with our settings. 

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Try uninstalling this version and reinstall this version (Download Latest Version) ; Should work fine.

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is that site even safe?

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