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Problem extracting zip files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DashXero, Mar 15, 2009.

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  1. DashXero

    DashXero Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  2. lawson_jl

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    Can you create new zip folders and add files to them?
     
  3. DashXero

    DashXero Thread Starter

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    Yes. Yes I can.
     
  4. Tufenuf

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    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.



    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

    Tufenuf
     
  5. Noyb

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    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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