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[Mattermost Desktop Client] Problem with 7zG.exe

Summary
If you have installed the Mattermost Desktop client at the same time as 7-Zip on a Windows 10 computer, you can no longer extract archives with 7-Zip using the Windows Explorer context menu.

Steps to reproduce

  • Install 7-Zip (version 19.00) (at our company: via SCCM)
  • Install Mattermost desktop client (version 4.6.1) (at our company: via SCCM)
  • Open windows explorer and right-click on a .zip/.7z/.tar file => 7-Zip => Extract files…
  • an error message will pop-up (see “Observed behavior”)

Expected behavior

  • While clicking on “Extract files…” a 7-zip dialog should appear

Observed behavior
Error message: “Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden. C:\Program Files\Mattermost-desktop\resources\app.asar.unpacked\node_modules\7zip\7zip-lite\7zG.exe”
(“The system cannot find the specified file”)

mm_7z_problem

Version numbers

  • Mattermost desktop client: 4.6.1
  • 7-Zip: 19.00
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB

Best regards.