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14-Mar-2009, 11:50 PM #1
Problem extracting zip files
Hello. I'm using Windows XP professional, and I have a slight problem that I'm hoping you guys can help me fix.

I can't use the default zip extracting utility anymore... When I right-click on a zipped folder, and click "Extract All..." nothing happens. The extraction wizard doesn't show up anymore, either. I'm not even receiving an error message. The strange thing is that I can still send things to compressed folders.

I can still extract things using winRAR, but I don't like that the default extraction thing isn't working.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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15-Mar-2009, 12:22 AM #2
Can you create new zip folders and add files to them?
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15-Mar-2009, 12:27 AM #3
Yes. Yes I can.
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15-Mar-2009, 07:46 AM #4
DashXero, Go to the link below and download the "ZIP Folder Association Fix" which is a reg file.

Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

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15-Mar-2009, 08:16 AM #5
If you still have trouble getting extract to work ...

They should be automatically unzipped when extracted from the zip folder by Click n Drag ... or a Copy n Paste Method.
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