Zip file Extract

December 11, 2009 at 09:43:15
Specs: XP, 2.Gb Ram
Have two computers.
Installed XP (same disk) on both.
Computer 1 will extract a Zip file.
Computer 2 will not.
Right click on Zip file Compuer 1, dialog box shows a 'Extract all' choice.
Do the same with Computer 2 and that 'Extract All' choice is not there.
Do not have a Zip program on either computers. Would like to discover the reason.

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#1
December 11, 2009 at 09:55:23
PC two ACTIVATED and updated?

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#2
December 11, 2009 at 10:13:46
Yes.
I alternate both, and keep them updated with all updates from MS.

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#3
December 11, 2009 at 10:43:29
Open command prompt and run the following command:

regsvr32 zipfldr.dll

You may have to reboot the computer to take effect.


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#4
December 11, 2009 at 11:37:24
-service packs are the same
-isn't this kind of things optional ? ... can't think of the name, but somewhere in the Windows start menu icons, there's something to activate certain features

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#5
December 11, 2009 at 11:54:14
helpoort, If the instructions in Response Number 3 don't correct the problem try the "ZIP Folder Association Fix" at the link below. It's a reg file so just download it and save it to your hard drive then double click it or right click it and choose "merge" to merge the contents into the registry.

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...

Tufenuf


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#6
December 11, 2009 at 15:28:01
Hey guys, educate me. Does WinXP have an integrated unzipper? I didn't think it does.

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#7
December 11, 2009 at 16:43:34
OtheHill

Yep, surely it has a build in unzipper.
When you rightclick a ZIP-file, there is an entry in the context menu, named "Extract all ..."

I'm not sure, but I guess this entry isn't there, when you have installed a third party ZIP tool.


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#8
December 11, 2009 at 16:45:21
Geez, I used XP for 2 years and didn't know that. Running 7 now.

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#9
December 11, 2009 at 17:06:22
One can know this, but it isn't a must :-)
Most XP users do install another ZIP-tool, which not only supports unzipping.

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#10
December 11, 2009 at 18:23:42
Most XP users do install another ZIP-tool, which not only supports unzipping.

Actually windows XP will create Zip files. There should be an option on the Send To menu "Send to compressed Folder" which effectively creates a ZIP file that behalves like a folder.

Since using Windows XP I have never found the need to use any other third party tool like WinZP. It is all built in. In fact install something like WinZIP it will defeats some of the abilities of the in-built Zip facilities.

Stuart


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#11
December 11, 2009 at 18:32:43
Stuart
Ah yes, right. The send menu, I forgot.
I've never used the build-in ZIP because of the other achive files like RAR, ARC, 7z a.s.o., that are not supported by WinXP. Correct me, when I'm wrong.

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#12
December 11, 2009 at 19:10:27
Having never found the need for RAR, ARC etc , ZIP provides for all my needs. My needs are simple and besides, Phil Katz did a pretty good job and I'm sticking with his baby.

Stuart


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#13
December 12, 2009 at 04:05:36
Did the instructions as per Reply 3, the regsvr32 zipfldr.dll.
Rebooted and there was no change. Right clicked on a zip file,
'Extract all', was not there.
Will now try Reply 5.
Had a look at the web page, too difficult for me to follow!!!!!.

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#14
December 12, 2009 at 08:41:51
helpoort,

"Will now try Reply 5.
Had a look at the web page, too difficult for me to follow!!!!!.'

Just go to the link and double left click on the underscored "ZIP Folder Association Fix" and save the reg file to your hard drive (My Documents, Desktop, etc.) and when it's downloaded locate it and double click it or right click it and choose "merge" to merge the contents into the registry.

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...

Edited to add: Using Internet Explorer you may want to right click and use Save Target As the underscored "ZIP Folder Association Fix" and save the reg file to your hard drive.
When it's downloaded locate it and double click it or right click it and choose "merge" to merge the contents into the registry.


It's easy and if you have any questions just ask.

Tufenuf


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#15
December 12, 2009 at 09:15:17
Followed your instructions and it WORKED.
The particular downloaded Zip contained ten files,that I was trying to access, including a Setup.exe. All the files are now visible.
Many thanks for your time taken in replying.
Appreciated.

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#16
December 12, 2009 at 09:18:45
helpoort, Glad to see that the problem is corrected and Thanks for posting back to let us know.

Tufenuf


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