Dolphin does not show "extract here" menu

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Tue May 13 20:02:10 BST 2014

Carlos Luna posted on Tue, 13 May 2014 13:26:31 -0400 as excerpted:

> I have the next trouble:
> Into dolphin I quit of having the "extract here" menu, and even thoug
> I`ve read a lot about it and re installed zip, unzip, p7zip, ark etc. I
> keep whitout the extract here menu, Some clue please.

The file in question appears here (on gentoo, running the live-kde4 
packages, rebuilt about a week ago and identified as kde 4.13.60) as:


That file provides several entries under the extract submenu in the 
context menu, including extract, extract archive here.

On gentoo at least, that file is provided by the ark package.

If you have that file, do you get the extract submenu in the context menu 
of for instance a tar.xz or tar.bz2 file at all?  What about the compress 
submenu in the context menu for about anything?  That's provided by a 
different file, ark_addtoservicemenu.desktop, but it's located in the 
same directory and provided by the ark package as well.

If both those files exist, perhaps the problem is your user config.  Have 
you tried creating a new user without an existing kde configuration, to 
see if the menu is missing, there?  Alternatively, when not in kde or 
running dolphin, try renaming the ~/.kde (or possibly ~/.kde4, depending 
on your distro) directory, restart kde, and see if that helps.

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