Zip opening in a program not a folder

April 26, 2010 at 21:09:38
Specs: Windows Vista
hi i was wondering if anyone new why this was

when i download something it shows in a program not
the zip folder itself, and i cant open it or extract it.
i was be extremely happy if someone could help me
fix this problem

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April 27, 2010 at 04:55:13

Try performing the following steps and check the results.

1.) Right Click on the Zipped folder. (The one you showed in the image), and go to properties.

3.) In the Popup window, under "General" tab, near "Open with", click "Change..."

4.) Another Popup window called "Open with..." appears, click "Compressed zipped folder"., and click "OK".

5.) Now in the Explorer, Go to Tools->folder options, in "View" tab, under "advanced settings", click "Restore Defaults". And under "Folder views", click "Apply to all folders".

6.) Click "OK"

Kindly get back us the results.

Thank you :-)

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April 27, 2010 at 05:26:25
The zip file association fix at the link below may also correct the problem. Usage Instructions are on the page.

File association fixes for Windows Vista


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May 1, 2010 at 04:36:09
thanks so much guys ill try both ill get back if i have any

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May 1, 2010 at 04:42:54

a zip folder is not an option and does not come up in the
open with folder.


when i try to download the fix it tried to open in a zip witch is
the problem lol

thanks anyways uys :)

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May 1, 2010 at 06:10:03
stacey1, If you go to that link and right click on zip then choose Save target as and save it to your Desktop then right click the zipfix_vista.reg file and choose Merge what happens?


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