No Extract on right-click after WinZIP uninstall


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Brian

I uninstalled WinZIP from a client's PC (Windows XP SP3), since Windows has
ZIP file extraction built-in. However, the Extract All option is not
available on right-click of ZIP files, and ZIP files do not appear with the
ZIP folder icon. I can double-click the ZIP file and see the contents, then
manually drag files out.

How do I get back the native Windows XP ZIP-management environment?
 
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Shenan Stanley

Brian said:
I uninstalled WinZIP from a client's PC (Windows XP SP3), since
Windows has ZIP file extraction built-in. However, the Extract All
option is not available on right-click of ZIP files, and ZIP files
do not appear with the ZIP folder icon. I can double-click the ZIP
file and see the contents, then manually drag files out.

How do I get back the native Windows XP ZIP-management environment?

Client?

Now is a great time to point you to one of the easiest ways to find
information on problems you may be having and solutions others have found:

Search using Google!
http://www.google.com/
(How-to: http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/basics.html )

Example...
http://www.google.com/search?q=restore+Windows+XP+ZIP

First hit:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/zipfldr.htm

Come back - let everyone know if this helps. This message will be archived
indefinitely - perhaps repolicated many times over. Your reply as to
whether or not this helped might re-assure those who search for the same
answer in the future.
 
T

The Real Truth MVP

Click start>run> type in the run box regsvr32 zipfldr.dll then click ok.


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B

Brian

Thank you. That did it. Gotta word it right to get results, though.

Who would have thought that I would not get a usable hit when searching for:

winzip uninstall windows xp restore,

windows xp lost extract all,

windows xp extract all winzip,

and six or seven others, none of which returned usable results - just lots
of stuff on other unzipping utilities and how to remove WinZIP.

I should have thought to search on: restore native windows zip

How obvious. Silly me.
 
B

Brian

I did manage to extract that from Shenan's post, but thank you also for the
clarification. I ran a lot of searches but never quite hit the right (and
perhaps obvious) combination of terms to get it.

Thank you again.
 
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Kelly

Glad to hear it Brian. :blush:)

With that said, this group should be able to help you with simple XP
questions as yours without throwing out a reply as use Google.

Added note: I am the first to say that I have noted the same for a poster
asking question here that have to do with third party issues.

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
 
S

Shenan Stanley

Kelly said:
Glad to hear it Brian. :blush:)

With that said, this group should be able to help you with simple XP
questions as yours without throwing out a reply as use Google.

Added note: I am the first to say that I have noted the same for a
poster asking question here that have to do with third party issues.

I hope there is no implication there that all I did was tell the OP to use
google...

I did not - I gave them instructions and used their need as an example and
gave them one of the better finds on the subject matter at hand. ;-)

That way they get the answer they sought and an idea of another way (perhaps
something completely new to them) of using the popular search engine.
 
B

Brian

Agreed. And thank you again. I just thought it was funny that I had tried
several searches with no usable hits, and then your first search hit it right
on. Sometimes the particular flavor the problem one encounters does not
always immediately engender the use of the proper key words that return
usable results.
 
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Kelly

Nah, not at all, Shenan. :blush:)

In his case: via google - "right click xp" would have worked easily.

That being said, his learning curve is a bit higher than most - even for
google. We sometimes forget to be simple. Besides, if all posters used
Google we wouldn't have anyone to share our pointers with. :blush:)

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP/DTS&XP)

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
 

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