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.zip file problem in windows vista

V

Visceral

#1
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 Computer

N

Neil Harley

#2
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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R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

#3
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 Computer

V

Visceral

#4
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 Computer

R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

#5
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
>
 

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