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Latest Version
Jarfix 3.0.0
Jul 06, 2017
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System Requirements
Windows 95 / Windows 98 / Windows ME / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows 2003 / Windows 2008 / Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10

Description about Jarfix

The developer of Jarfix, Johann N. Löfflmann, released the updated version of the software 3.0.0 on Jul 06, 2017 for Windows 95 / Windows 98 / Windows ME / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows 2003 / Windows 2008 / Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 users. Jarfix is a utility software that helps the users in fixing the .jar association of any software. Due to the hijack of .jar files by other software, your JAVA application may fail to run. Sometimes, one or more software steals the .jar association from other applications, even if it is associated with a particular program, which fails the launch process. The review of Jarfix is very positive and shows that it helps in fixing this problem and providing the .jar association back to the software.

When a user installs Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for the first time, the software automatically attaches a .jar (JAVA archive) file correctly to the javaw.exe as it is the supporting software for the archive. Sometimes, a program steals this association, but Jarfix can easily bring it back and the user can run the program again. Download Jarfix free and fix all the JAVA-based applications.

What’s New in this Version of Jarfix

The latest version of the software has been released after making some modifications by its developer. Oracle has removed the dedicated support for JRE files so the software will now search for JDK files before searching for JRE. option /k has been added by the developer that provides a command if the user wants to search for the JDK registry only instead of JRE.

A support feature has also been added to help in finding JDK from  Azul Systems in the Windows Registry. Option /z has been added to help in finding JDK files from the Azul Systems only. Option /l has been added to search for the latest JDK and/or JRE only. Much better alternatives to the option /c were already present so the developer has removed this option in the updated version. All the links for websites have been changed to ‘HTTPS ’ from ‘HTTP for security reasons. Other minor bugs have been fixed for the overall improvement of the software.

Editor’s Review

Jarfix can be of great help for users who find it difficult to run JAVA-based applications on their computers. The software can help users who come across or use such software daily or regularly. The software is very lightweight and can be downloaded and installed instantly. It can help in running all the JAVA-based applications, in a way they are supposed to, by fixing the .jar association of such programs.

The user may also face some problems in running such an application if OpenJDK is being used without an installer. The user can easily fix all the problems faced just by double-clicking the original software and fix it with the help of Jarfix.

Features and Highlights

The main features and highlights of the .jar association fixer are:

Fix .jar Association- The main function of the software is to fix all the .jar association files and help in running all the JAVA-based applications in a way they were supposed to run.

Optional Configuration- The software provides an option to feed Jarfix with an alternate configuration file simply by creating a .exe file with a .ini extension and placing both in the same folder.

Optional Parameters- The software also provides several optional parameters to the user if he wants to use Jarfix in a specific way rather than using the default. These parameters can be used together or separately to execute the software in a specific way.

Safe- The software is quite safe to use as it does not harm the application or the system’s properties in any way. The developers have not provided any means to modify or damage the system.

Single Language Interface- The interface of the software supports a single language, English, as it is most commonly used by computer users around the world.

Windows Support- The software is quite lightweight and can run on all kinds of Windows operating systems. The downloading and installation size of the software is limited to a couple of MBs only.

Pros of Jarfix

The following points state the advantages of the .jar fixer:

  • Free to download and install
  • Easy to use
  • Fixes .jar files
  • Provides parameters to customize the search
  • Lightweight and minute effect over memory

Cons of Jarfix

The following points state the disadvantages of the .jar fixer:

  • No cross-platform
  • It may not be successful every time
  • Parameters may be too confusing for beginners
  • Windows can sometimes fix the problem automatically

Bottom Line

A lot of users use Java-based applications regularly. When more than one such application is installed on the system, problems like stealing of .jar association files may occur regularly. It would be a great move to download and install Jarfix on such computers and fix these problems. The software can help the user in running all the applications quickly as usual.

It can fix the .jar file association with the help of customized parameters so that the desired jar file can be searched and fixed. Download the free version of Jarfix and run all the JAVA-based applications properly.


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