Question Hi, I am Brenyon and I have a burning question for my close friend Brenton about the Java client and applying it to .jars.

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Hi, I am Brenyon. My friend, Brenton is currently having a issue opening .jar's using the Java client. Below I have listed a screenshot that Brenton took on his own PC, NOT mine. In that screenshot it clearly shows that even though Brenton has his newest version of the Java client installed he cannot apply it as the default app for opening .Jar's. Please see screenshot below. If I get a valid response that works for Brenton, I will quickly and swiftly redirect the excellent responses I receive from you, to him (Brenton). Copy and paste this link to view the screenshot: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JKKgWEZWB1IMSq6NGI4Rn9tRsdi1xf_wXViOViKRnyc/edit

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Jar files are actually Java archive files and notepad is useless here

Minecraft ships with it’s own Java client. It’s not going to use what you install

Use method number two from that link posted to get it installed because it sounds like you’re having problems installing Minecraft forge
 
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We're not having issues getting Forge. We are having issues running .jar's in general.
When he hovers over open with on a .jar file while having Java the application already installed, this application does not show up as a viable option for opening it(the .jar). The red circle will be the Java (TM) Platform SE binary file that doesn't show up for Brenton like it does for a normal user. I will put the screenshot below that I took on MY PC. Copy and paste this link into google. My screenshot link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xAnXF_AHUVftLx0gD5q0RCWuOKLe4HuwKSqJecljtHY/edit?usp=sharing
 
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Jar files are actually Java archive files and notepad is useless here

Minecraft ships with it’s own Java client. It’s not going to use what you install

Use method number two from that link posted to get it installed because it sounds like you’re having problems installing Minecraft forge
Just to let you know, you do not need Minecraft Forge to install Optifine....
 
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Not all .jar files contain executables. Those that do may well require a specific version of Java. The documentation will call this out.
We (Brenton and my self) surfed and searched every tuft and corner of all the generic "How to install Optifine for Minecraft Java" videos. As we were instructed to by the YouTubers we went through the installation process for Java, using their links and sites to download Java over and over and over again. Each time we uninstalled his previous version of Java before installing the next like some headless chicken. I will be listing the links of some of the YouTube videos Brenton and I used as our reference for properly installing Java:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyj2ZvIJjDU

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrLCrSIcvMA
 
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We (Brenton and my self) surfed and searched every tuft and corner of all the generic "How to install Optifine for Minecraft Java" videos. As we were instructed to by the YouTubers we went through the installation process for Java, using their links and sites to download Java over and over and over again. Each time we uninstalled his previous version of Java before installing the next like some headless chicken. I will be listing the links of some of the YouTube videos Brenton and I used as our reference for properly installing Java:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyj2ZvIJjDU

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrLCrSIcvMA
Although, I just remembered that Brenton and I did not wait to watch till the end of the video (the second link video). If you watch that video, the YouTuber clearly states that there is a .Jar fix installer of some sort that I have not referred to Brenton! I will %100 have Brenton install this .Jar fix and keep you updated on whether or not it has resolved his Java issue.
 

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