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.zip file problem in windows vista

  1. #1


    Visceral Guest

    .zip file problem in windows vista

    I have recently installed Vista. I am having a problem with .zip files. I
    know that Vista has a built in feature that you can work with .zip files by
    just double clicking on them. But, I installed a program to open .rar files
    and it associated .zip files as well. I have since uninstalled that program
    and now I can't get .zip files associated with the windows feature again.

    I've tried going into the file association window, but I can't figure out
    how to get .zip files associated to windows again. Please help

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  2. #2


    Neil Harley Guest

    Re: .zip file problem in windows vista

    Visceral wrote:
    > I have recently installed Vista. I am having a problem with .zip
    > files. I know that Vista has a built in feature that you can work
    > with .zip files by just double clicking on them. But, I installed a
    > program to open .rar files and it associated .zip files as well. I
    > have since uninstalled that program and now I can't get .zip files
    > associated with the windows feature again.
    >
    > I've tried going into the file association window, but I can't figure
    > out how to get .zip files associated to windows again. Please help


    Paste the following into notepad and save it with an extenstion of .reg (you
    may have to show file extensions to do that) and then run it. It should
    restore Zip files back to opening with Vista:


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip]
    "PerceivedType"="compressed"
    "Content Type"="application/x-zip-compressed"
    @="CompressedFolder"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip\CompressedFolder]

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.zip\UserChoice]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip\CompressedFolder\ShellNew]
    "Data"=hex:50,4b,05,06,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
    "ItemName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
    6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
    00,7a,00,69,00,70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
    2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,39,00,34,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip\OpenWithProgids]
    "CompressedFolder"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip\PersistentHandler]
    @="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder]
    @="Compressed (zipped) Folder"
    "FriendlyTypeName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,\
    00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,\
    32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
    00,2c,00,2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,39,00,35,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\CLSID]
    @="{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\DefaultIcon]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,\
    70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\shell]
    @="none"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\shell\find]
    "SuppressionPolicy"=dword:00000080

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\shell\find\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
    65,00,00,00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\shell\find\ddeexec]
    @="[FindFolder(\"%l\", %I)]"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\shell\find\ddeexec\application]
    @="Folders"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\shell\find\ddeexec\topic]
    @="AppProperties"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\shell\Open]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\shell\Open\Command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
    65,00,20,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,\
    00,25,00,4c,00,00,00
    "DelegateExecute"="{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\ShellEx]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\{b8cdcb65-b1bf-4b42-9428-1dfdb7ee92af}]
    @="Compressed (zipped) Folder Menu"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\ShellEx\DropHandler]
    @="{ed9d80b9-d157-457b-9192-0e7280313bf0}"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\ShellEx\StorageHandler]
    @="{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}"



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  3. #3


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: .zip file problem in windows vista

    You may download and apply the .zip file association fix from here.

    File association fixes for Windows Vista:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Visceral" <Visceral@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F7ADAF11-EB1E-486C-91DC-CEA19A8D90D7@microsoft.com...
    I have recently installed Vista. I am having a problem with .zip files. I
    know that Vista has a built in feature that you can work with .zip files by
    just double clicking on them. But, I installed a program to open .rar files
    and it associated .zip files as well. I have since uninstalled that program
    and now I can't get .zip files associated with the windows feature again.

    I've tried going into the file association window, but I can't figure out
    how to get .zip files associated to windows again. Please help

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Visceral Guest

    Re: .zip file problem in windows vista

    Thank you. That solved the problem.

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > You may download and apply the .zip file association fix from here.
    >
    > File association fixes for Windows Vista:
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
    >
    >
    > "Visceral" <Visceral@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F7ADAF11-EB1E-486C-91DC-CEA19A8D90D7@microsoft.com...
    > I have recently installed Vista. I am having a problem with .zip files. I
    > know that Vista has a built in feature that you can work with .zip files by
    > just double clicking on them. But, I installed a program to open .rar files
    > and it associated .zip files as well. I have since uninstalled that program
    > and now I can't get .zip files associated with the windows feature again.
    >
    > I've tried going into the file association window, but I can't figure out
    > how to get .zip files associated to windows again. Please help
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Ramesh, MS-MVP Guest

    Re: .zip file problem in windows vista

    You're welcome!

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    "Visceral" <Visceral@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4D9CD684-F706-43E2-9F31-6E85850A5621@microsoft.com...
    Thank you. That solved the problem.

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > You may download and apply the .zip file association fix from here.
    >
    > File association fixes for Windows Vista:
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    > Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
    >
    >
    > "Visceral" <Visceral@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F7ADAF11-EB1E-486C-91DC-CEA19A8D90D7@microsoft.com...
    > I have recently installed Vista. I am having a problem with .zip files. I
    > know that Vista has a built in feature that you can work with .zip files by
    > just double clicking on them. But, I installed a program to open .rar files
    > and it associated .zip files as well. I have since uninstalled that program
    > and now I can't get .zip files associated with the windows feature again.
    >
    > I've tried going into the file association window, but I can't figure out
    > how to get .zip files associated to windows again. Please help
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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