Winzip coexist with XP ZIP method?


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Terry Pinnell

I recently installed Winzip (free version), to handle a particular
file type. But for ZIPping and unZIPing I still marginally prefer the
method built into Windows XP, i.e. using the 'Compressed (zipped)
Folder'.
Can these two comfortably co-exist please? If so, what is the correct
way to set things up?

I just dragged some files and a folder into the Compressed Folder, and
got this message:
"For Compressed (zipped) Folders to handle ZIP files correctly, the
application associated with them must be Compressed (zipped) Folders.
Currently this is not the case. Do you want to designate Compressed
(zipped) Folders as the application for handling ZIP files?"

I clicked Yes and it seemed to work OK. (As a side issue, what is the
rule for the name of the resulting ZIP file please?) But I assumed
that this would only be needed to be done *once*. Yet when I
compressed another set of files, I got the same message again.
 
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Alex Nichol

Terry said:
I recently installed Winzip (free version), to handle a particular
file type.

There is no free version of WinZIp; it only nags if you don't pay ($29)
but it is not free. You may be confusing with Free Upgrades for those
with earlier. paid for. copies
 
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Guest

David Candy said:
Type regsvr32 zipfldr

In Winzip untick all the shell stuff in Options.

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Sorry to re-open this one...
I have XP home SP2.
I installed Winzip shareware before I discovered XP has its own zip feature.
Now I am unable to access XP's zip.
If I right click on desk, I am offered new WinZip file but not other
Compressed file.
I never get to the famous screen asking me to designate Compressed Folders
as the application for ZIP files.
I tried Start > Run > regsvr32 zipfldr & got an OK message, but no folders.
I don't follow your comment on "In Winzip untick all the shell stuff in
Options." as I don't see anything relevant in my Options area...

I hesitate to un-install WinZip as it threatens to Zap all Zip files too!

I would very much appreciate a bit more help.

Thanks in advance....
 

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