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SOLUTION: Extract .exe archive with 7z in Ubunu 9.04, fix “Unsupported Method” error

Just posting a quick fix to a problem I had with using 7z to extract an archive. I could list the contents of the archive, but any attempts to extract gave an “Unsupported Method” error. Dan Jacobson posted a solution to the debian bug tracking system, which is to install the package p7zip-rar.

In Ubuntu 9.04, I ran:
sudo apt-get install p7zip-rar

Now, I can extract the contents of my file with 7z as follows:
7z e TekSavvyAM.exe

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11 Responses to “SOLUTION: Extract .exe archive with 7z in Ubunu 9.04, fix “Unsupported Method” error”

  1. Dan says:

    Thank you! That works 🙂

  2. gul says:

    thanx mate .

  3. Visitor says:

    Yes. I could list the file contents with Archive Manager but could not extract them. Your solution works fine! Thanks

  4. Andrei says:

    Thank you. Works great in Ubuntu 13.10, too

  5. gerry says:

    how do we run the program then

  6. DX-hiker says:

    I have opened .exe files with “file roller” in Debian when other programs such as unzip or 7zip were not giving error messages.

  7. DX-hiker says:

    Correction: unzip and 7zip were giving error messages, file roller was not.

  8. felipe says:

    Thanks for the tip! Works on Ubuntu 14 as well

  9. chris says:

    Nice and effective solution. Still working on Linux Mint 18.

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