Unable to access .jarfile

Sometimes users experience an obstacle while opening a jarfile, “unable to access jarfile.” There could be several reasons for causing a hurdle to open that file. This article discusses the main reasons that can cause …

Unable to access .jar file

Sometimes users experience an obstacle while opening a jarfile, “unable to access jarfile.” There could be several reasons for causing a hurdle to open that file.

This article discusses the main reasons that can cause an error to access a jarfile and show us “unable to access jarfile” and their solution.

What is a .jarfile?

The jar file is the basic java archived file kind of Zip file format. It comprises multiple java files and related resources like (images, videos, files) into one. 

.Jar is used to read the content of the jar file from any file opened with java.

How do we access jarfile?

To access the .jar file, we will right-click on the file and select open with and then open the file with the corresponding file extract. When the jarfile opens, it will show all the files that were composed together.

Let’s begin with questions that we are going to answer in this article below:

  • Why does this type of error take place? 
  • What are the reasons? 
  • How can I solve this?

Why is this type of error raised?

Unable to access jar file type error arises due to panels inability to locate servers jar file, or the absence of compatible software to open that file.

What are the possible reasons behind the “unable to access jarfile” error?

  • Trouble in pc.
  • Not set-on the most recent version of java
  • Due to some malware 
  • Might be the app we are using to extract the jar file is not compatible with the .jar file format.

How can I solve the “Unable to access jarfile” error?

  1. Trouble in pc 

It is the most common reason for facing the jarfile opening error. To fix this, we will recommend you to use a pc repair tool. It will help you to open the files, track the lost files, and so on.

2. Not set-on the most recent version of java

The second most common reason could be not set-on the most recent version of java to open that file.

For this, download the latest version of java and try to open a jar file.

To set-on the most recent version, you must delete (uninstall) the current version from your system.

For this, press win + R or type run in windows search bar to open run command and then type appwiz.CPL and then navigate the java program; right-click this and select uninstall.

Then download the most recent version of java and select java as a default app for the .jarfile.

3. Malware

If after pc repair and installing the latest version of java file still not opens, there might be malware in your system try using anti-virus software and then restart your system and try to open the file. 

Hopefully, it will open. 

4. Incompatibility

If not, then maybe you are not using the correct file extractor to open a jar file. 

to open it:

 First, locate the jar file directory.

Right-click and select open with, and select java program.

Press win+l to open application settings.

select default apps from the app section.

And select java as a default app for opening jarfiles.

Conclusion :

.jarfile is the type of zip file used to aggregate/combine multiple java files, and the java program is used to open .jar extension files. But sometimes we face an error while opening this, that “ unable to access jarfile” why this type of error arises, its possible reasons(a problem in pc, not installed the latest version of java, due to some malware or not using correct file extractor) and their possible solutions are given in the article. Hopefully, it will be helpful for you.

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