Restore the Windows XP native Zip file integrationPublished: Nov 11, 2004
Modified : May 10, 2008
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Sometimes, uninstalling a third-party compression utility may not restore the Zip file association (XP natively supports Zip files). Also the Compressed (zipped) Folder entry may be missing under the New menu.
Note: To fix the .Zip associations in Windows Vista, visit the File association fixes for Windows Vista and download the .zip file association fix and run it.
To restore the Windows XP Zip file integration quickly, type this command from Start, Run dialog:
If that does not help, another command may be required to change the .ZIP association. Type in Start, Run:
cmd /c assoc .zip=CompressedFolder
Here is the equivalent registry edit for the 2nd command above (FYI)
1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
2. Double-click (default) and set its Value data to CompressedFolder
3. Exit the Registry Editor and restart Windows.