Zip files


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dev

MikeH said:
Probably an easy one. I have WinXP Pro at work and WinXp
Home (at home funnily enough). I notice that when I open
a zip file at home it opens in Explorer. Is there a way
for me to get XP Pro to do this instead of opening WinZip?

You might disable WinZip, then type this to enable XP's built-in zip
function...

START button|RUN
Type...
regsvr32 zipfldr.dll

<enter>
 
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MikeH

Probably an easy one. I have WinXP Pro at work and WinXp
Home (at home funnily enough). I notice that when I open
a zip file at home it opens in Explorer. Is there a way
for me to get XP Pro to do this instead of opening WinZip?
 
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Ian Smythe

MikeH said:
Probably an easy one. I have WinXP Pro at work and WinXp
Home (at home funnily enough). I notice that when I open
a zip file at home it opens in Explorer. Is there a way
for me to get XP Pro to do this instead of opening WinZip?

Don't understand your question. A zipped file must be unzipped to
use. If you have it go to Explorer that will not unzip it. WinZip will
unzip it and then you can use it. Is that what you mean? :-(
 
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JR K Yoshikawa

My undestand is.

he installed winzip.
but he want use windows XP's built-in zip tool.
so he ask how he can obtain built-in tool instead of Winzip.
 
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MikeH

That's correct. On my PC at home I can db-click on a zip
archive and it opens in a explorer-type view (not running
the WinZip program and not opening using Explorer
itself). Just wondering if I can get XP Pro to do it.

I had to install WinZip as XP Pro wouldn't open .zip
files.
 
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Alex Nichol

MikeH said:
Probably an easy one. I have WinXP Pro at work and WinXp
Home (at home funnily enough). I notice that when I open
a zip file at home it opens in Explorer. Is there a way
for me to get XP Pro to do this instead of opening WinZip?

Start - Run the line
regsvr32 zipfldr.dll

SAme with an intermediate /u included to reverse the process
 
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MikeG

Works a treat, thanks!
-----Original Message-----
WinZip?

Start - Run the line
regsvr32 zipfldr.dll

SAme with an intermediate /u included to reverse the process
 

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