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undo open with for ZIP File

September 11, 2010 at 13:05:35
Specs: Windows Vista

I downloaded a compressed folder - ZIP File - I wanted to open the document INSIDE the folder with adobe reader but instead I did it on the actual folder... Now every compressed folder "opens with" adobe reader instead of just SHOWING WHAT THE FOLDER CONTAINS. If I right click to change this it only allows me to change the program I want to "open with" but I don't need to CHANGE it I need to UNDO.

Instead of the folder appearing like a FOLDER (on which I can double-click to see what it contains like how it was before) it appears like a adobe player thing

Even if I erase the folder and download it again all the ZIP Files now "open with" adobe or other programs but not by itself. How can I undo this?


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#1
September 11, 2010 at 14:22:26

plurplelarity, Go to the link below and download the zip File Association Fix. Usage Instructions are on the page, It's a reg file so you don't have to unzip it.

File association fixes for Windows Vista
http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...

Tufenuf


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#2
September 12, 2010 at 17:27:51

Thank you for replying Tufenuf but I didn't understand what to do once the file was downloaded so I uninstalled Adobe Reader and it worked! All the zip files went back to normal. Now I'm afraid of reinstalling it :D


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#3
September 12, 2010 at 17:36:36

plurplelarity, The Usage Instructions tell you exactly what to do with that file.


Usage instructions
To fix the association for a particular file type, download the corresponding fix from the above links table (Use Right-click - Save as option in your browser to download the fixes). Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the Desktop. Right-click the REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an administrator to apply these fixes.

I prefer the Free version of Foxit Reader over Adobe Reader.

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/re...

Tufenuf


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