I'm using a Windows 7 PC and am trying to unpack an *.ab backup file created using Helium. If I right-click on the file in Windows Explorer and select the Unpack option that now appears after installing Droid Explorer 0.9.0.4, I'm first asked for a password. I provided none when creating the backup, so I simply leave the password field blank and press OK to continue.

Then, something weird pops up, and I'm not sure how to continue. I see this window, asking me what I want to open java.exe with:

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Is that supposed to pop up at this point? Am I missing something that should be installed that would avoid this? I have Java 8 Update 31 currently installed on this machine.

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the question is not interfacing with Android. It's about a program on PC which has some issue with a file (happens to be an Android backup). – Firelord Oct 1 '15 at 10:01
  • @Firelord - completely understood. The developer of this program asks for people to pose questions about it here, though. – Derek Oct 1 '15 at 18:19
  • I see. Ryan Conrad is the lead developer and usually follows the tag in question. May be he can clear what kind of questions does he expect to be posted here. – Firelord Oct 1 '15 at 18:34
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    So this question, sort of looks like it could be answered here. I don't think it is a bug with droid explorer, because in the 2 environments I tested this in, I do not have this dialog. It looks like it could be an issue with your install of java. maybe your java path is not added to the PATH environment variable. – Ryan Conrad Oct 1 '15 at 19:26
  • Weird, that was (sort of) it! Java was in fact in my PATH environment variable, but it was using the directory C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath\ which contains only 3 symlinks to my actual Java bin folder. Double clicking on any of the symlink shortcuts results in the window I noted above. I temporarily changed my PATH variable to point to the real Java folder, and then your Unpack feature worked fine. (I then put my PATH variable back, since I don't know what potential security issues I'd open myself up to by leaving it altered.) – Derek Oct 1 '15 at 20:33
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This looks like (as stated in my comment above) that it has to do with the Path of Java not existing in the windows PATH environment variable.

I am adding your comment as well as part of this answer:

Weird, that was (sort of) it! Java was in fact in my PATH environment variable, but it was using the directory C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath\ which contains only 3 symlinks to my actual Java bin folder. Double clicking on any of the symlink shortcuts results in the window I noted above. I temporarily changed my PATH variable to point to the real Java folder, and then your Unpack feature worked fine. (I then put my PATH variable back, since I don't know what potential security issues I'd open myself up to by leaving it altered.)

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