CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified

Assuming that winrar.exe is in the PATH, then Runtime.exec is capable of finding it, if it is not, you will need to supply the fully qualified path to it, for example, assuming winrar.exe is installed in C:/Program Files/WinRAR you would need to use something like…

p=r.exec("C:/Program Files/WinRAR/winrar x h:\\myjar.jar *.* h:\\new");

Personally, I would recommend that you use ProcessBuilder as it has some additional configuration abilities amongst other things. Where possible, you should also separate your command and parameters into separate String elements, it deals with things like spaces much better then a single String variable, for example…

ProcessBuilder pb = new ProcessBuilder(
    "C:/Program Files/WinRAR/winrar",
    "new"); File("H:/"));
pb. redirectErrorStream(true);

Process p = pb.start();

Don’t forget to read the contents of the InputStream from the process, as failing to do so may stall the process

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