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How to run .jar Minecraft launcher on Windows?

Windows tutorial:

  • Right click on .jar file
  • Click "Properties"
  • In Properties panel look for "Opens with:"
  • Click "Change..."

    • On Windows XP, Vista, 7:
    • Click "Browse..."

    • On Windows 8, 8.1 and 10:
    • Scroll to the bottom and click "More apps"
    • Scroll down again and select "Look for another App on this PC"

  • In folder navigate to following location:
  • Windows 32 bit: C:\Program Files\Java
  • Windows 64 bitC:\Program Files(x86)\Java
  • Inside java folder there might be multiple folders with names like: "jre1.8.0_60", look for latest version and double click it.
  • Navigate to bin folder and select application named javaw.exe (example: C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_60\bin\javaw.exe)
  • Click Apply and Ok
  • Now you can run any .jar file on your Windows!

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