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Find/Search. how avoid search inside zip files

Posted on 2004-08-05
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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.
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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.

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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
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by:sramesh2k
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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.
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