File Cannot be Opened Error on Google Chrome Installation

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Hey People.

I Just Downloaded Google Chrome From Google's Website however the installation file does not run.

When I run Chrome.tar.gz An error pops up saying the file cannot be opened as it is not associated with any other program.

Do tell me If you know what should I do Regarding this.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #109108

File Cannot be Opened Error on Google Chrome Installation

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Hey,

You have not mentioned your OS .

For Windows: Use this Chrome Download URL

https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/chrome/browser/

For Linux

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/?platform=linux

For Mac

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/?platform=mac

Google Chrome will give you directly the installers, if it is Linux  you need to select 32 bit or 64 bit versions of OS versions and is given as .RPM  and .DEB (red hat package manager and debian packages)

Try downloading and installing the direct installers given by the Google Chrome Portal.

OR

If you want to open .tar.gz files, then these files can be opened in Linux the command to open up these files is

# tar -zxvf <filename.tar.gz>

or

# gunzip <filename.tar.gz>

#tar -xvf <filename.tar>

Cheers

Demmy

 

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #109109

File Cannot be Opened Error on Google Chrome Installation

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You most likely download the wrong installer for Windows 7. .gz files are used by Unix systems to install applications. Windows is giving you that error that it is not associated with another program is because windows needs the application to be able to handle .gz files.

 

What you need is the installer that ends in .exe which is the extension for windows installers. You can get it from here:

 

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/index.html#eula

 

You need to click Accept and Install (if you accept the EULA after reading through it) and the site will prompt you for the download. Just download the installer, then run it when it completes and it should install successfully.

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