Solved

Find/Search. how avoid search inside zip files

Posted on 2004-08-05
5
196 Views
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
i've migrate from Win2000 to a new PC with XPpro.
one of my regrets is the Find/Search dialog, that i think was better in 2000.

for instance, i would like deactivate the default of looking files inside of zip files.
at least how can select on/off this feature, but mybe this is into the option for "using subfolders", thus XP is treating zip files as subfolders?

i'm using a shareware "Agent Ransack" since a few days, but wondering if the base XP find dialog can.
0
Comment
Question by:sp400
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
GATOR420 earned 50 total points
ID: 11732171
Yes, you can I think, but you will disable XP's association with zip files.

regsvr32 /u %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll

Want to re-enable the builtin zip capability, run the following command:

regsvr32 %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll

Try that and see if it works.

0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:GATOR420
ID: 11732187
You can also easily change the Windows XP search dialog to Windows 2000 style by downloading TeakUI from Microsoft:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:sramesh2k
ID: 11732688
Gator is right on the money. If you want to disable XP's native ZIP support, use a third-party program like Winzip. But don't run the 2nd command above.
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Disclosure: Use this tutorial only when no other options helps to get Windows XP running without any problems and you don't want to format the drive. The back up of the data is the responsible of the user, however there is a description of how t…
Are you unable to synchronize your OST (Offline Storage Table) file with Microsoft Exchange Server? Is your OST file exceeding 2 GB size limit? In Microsoft Outlook 2002 and earlier versions, there is a 2 GB size limit for the OST file. If the file …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question