compressed folder won't open


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Craig Buchanan

When I try to open a compressed file (zip), Windows XP Pro displays a File
Download dialog. When I choose Open, the File Download dialog is displayed
again. I can't seem to get the zip file to open.

I had PowerZip and PicoZip installed (for RAR support), so I'm assuming one
of these apps altered some setting.

Any ideas on how I can fix this?

Thanks,

Craig
 
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Will Denny

Hi Craig

Do you know which program the file was compressed with? You may have to use
the same one to uncompress it.

Try this:

From Start>Run type or copy/paste the following - and then try opening the
file again:

regsvr32 zipfldr.dll

Please note the space between the 2 and z

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Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
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| When I try to open a compressed file (zip), Windows XP Pro displays a File
| Download dialog. When I choose Open, the File Download dialog is
displayed
| again. I can't seem to get the zip file to open.
|
| I had PowerZip and PicoZip installed (for RAR support), so I'm assuming
one
| of these apps altered some setting.
|
| Any ideas on how I can fix this?
|
| Thanks,
|
| Craig
|
|
 
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Alex Nichol

Craig said:
When I try to open a compressed file (zip), Windows XP Pro displays a File
Download dialog. When I choose Open, the File Download dialog is displayed
again. I can't seem to get the zip file to open.

I had PowerZip and PicoZip installed (for RAR support), so I'm assuming one
of these apps altered some setting.

Probably. And has mucked up the file association. You can put things
back to open in Explorer by
Start - Run and run the line

regsvr32 zipfldr.dll
 

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