Solved ZIP files not opening???

July 3, 2013 at 12:19:31
Specs: Windows 7, HP 8gigsRam
Hey gang,

Recenty all of my zip file icons have changed in appearance from the "normal" looking zip folder icon into an icon that looks like a plain white sheet. I also cannot open any of them anymore. whenever I click on one I get an error message that says "application not found"
Even when I receive a zip file in an email from someone I get the same error when trying to open it. I'm using Windows 7 64bit

Can someone PLEASE help me out!!!! I use zip files for my work and production has been put on hold till I can figure this out


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July 3, 2013 at 12:45:18
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Quick fix: go here: and download the zip.reg fix.

Or, download and install a free zip/unzip utility.

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July 3, 2013 at 13:14:18
If the reg fix doesn't work, try installing PeaZip:

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July 3, 2013 at 13:17:46
Hey guys,

thanks for the quick responses. the users on this site are fantastic.
I ended up downloading a program called 7-zip to open my files with and that seemed to solve my issues

thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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July 3, 2013 at 14:01:58
I have used 7-zip for some time now and like it.

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