Zip icon disappeared - SOLUTION



I've searched high and low and have not found any solution to the
problem of the native zip compression being funky after
install/uninstall of 3rd party compression utilities. So I took a
clean XP Pro image and grabbed the keys necessary.

First off, open regedit, backup (export to save) then delete this key:

Then save this as a .reg file and import it into the registry:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"Content Type"="application/x-zip-compressed"





Haven't tried it on XP home. This should restore the native way that
XP manages zip associations but may kill 3rd party zip support. And
yes, the cute little icon is back!


keywords: zip compressed icon xp association

Wesley Vogel

Windows® XP File Association Fixes
Copyright 2003 - Doug Knox

Read the instructions.

ZIP Folder Association Fix (Restores default associations for ZIP Folders -
REG File)

Hope this helps. Let us know.

MS-MVP Windows Shell/User


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