ZIP files not copying on XP


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Michael Leahy

I can't copy a .zip file from another computer. At first it thought it was
a zipped folder - it's not. I installed Winzip just to get .zip's
associated with that file type. Still no luck.

What would cause WinXP to refuse to copy a .zip file from another computer?

I'm trying to grab huge chunks of the old computer and copy them to the new
one. It chokes and stops on every .zip file. Ugh.
 
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OShah

I can't copy a .zip file from another computer. At first it thought it
was a zipped folder - it's not. I installed Winzip just to get .zip's
associated with that file type. Still no luck.

What would cause WinXP to refuse to copy a .zip file from another
computer?

I'm trying to grab huge chunks of the old computer and copy them to the
new one. It chokes and stops on every .zip file. Ugh.

Can't be sure as to the cause of this, but as a workaround, use the copy
command from Command Prompt to manually copy those files, bypassing
Windows Explorer.

eg.
copy "D:\oldcomp.zip" c:\OldCompBackup
(replace filenames as necessary).

If command prompt fails to copy the file, then there may be access
problems with the file.

Also note, that Windows Explorer will only copy zip files compressed and
leave them compressed. It will not extract any files from the zip file.
That's where utilities like Winzip come in.

To disable Windows Explorer zip functionality, use the command:

regsvr32.exe /u zipfldr.dll

Windows Explorer no longer recognises zips. To restore:
regsvr32.exe zipfldr.dll


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oshah
Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Error Reporting -> Choose Programs
-> Do not report errors for these programs:

Acrobat.exe
waol.exe

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