# compressed folders

J

#### James

Does anyone know how to reassociate compressed folders with
zip files? I had winrar at one time and uninstalled it. Now
everytime I do a Send To, Compressed folders I get an error
message saying compressed folders is not associated with
zip files and do I want to reassociate them. I choose yes
and it doesn't work. Next try I get the same error. I also
tried a registry fix from Kelly's Korner and that did not
work either. How do I reassociate compressed folders with
James

W

#### Will Denny

Hi

Try this:

From Start>Run type or copy/paste the following:

regsvr32 zipfldr.dll

Please note the space between the 2 and z.

G

#### Guest

Thanks Will, but this did not work either. It said it
registered it succesfully, but when I tried I get the
same error message about compressed folders not being
associated with zip files. Anything else to try?
James

W

#### Will Denny

Hi

What are .ZIP files associated with ATM? From a command prompt type:

assoc .zip

J

#### James

It comes back with:

..zip=

That's it. Doesn't look like it's associated with anything.

A

Thanks Will, but this did not work either. It said it registered it
succesfully, but when I tried I get the same error message about
compressed folders not being associated with zip files. Anything else
to try?

Check registry entries /correct them/:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip
"default"="CompressedFolder"
"Content Type"="application/x-zip-compressed"
"PerceivedType"="compressed"

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder
"default"="Compressed Folder (zip)"
"FriendlyTypeName"="@%SystemRoot%\system32\zipfldr.dll,-10195"

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

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\DefaultIcon
"default"="%SystemRoot%\system32\zipfldr.dll"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\Shell\Open]
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000010
"ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000012

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\Shell\Open\Command]
"default"="rundll32.exe zipfldr.dll,RouteTheCall %L"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\Shell\Open\ddeexec]
"default"="[ViewFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\Shell\Open\ddeexec\application]
"default"="Folders"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\Shell\Open\ddeexec\ifexec]
"default"="[]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\Shell\Open\ddeexec\topic]
"default"="AppProperties"

A

#### Alex Nichol

James said:
It comes back with:

.zip=

Then I would go to Control Panel, Folder Options - File types, look for
ZIP and highlight - Remove, to get rid of something that appears to be
damaged. Then regsvr32 zipfldr.dll again