Vista Compressed (Zipped) Folders Error - Unable to complete the operation
Posted on 2009-04-06
I have a user that is trying to create a .zip file from inside Windows Vista. This instance of Vista is on a domain with a Win2k domain controller. This user is a member of the Local Administrators group on this PC and has had no problem creating .zip files up until about a week ago.
As it is, right now, when this user right clicks on a file, selects Send To, and then selects Compressed (Zipped) Folder, he is presented with an error that says "Compressed (Zipped) Folders Error - Unable to complete the operation. Access is denied."
As I mentioned, this user has been able to create .zip files with no problems except for in the last few days. If I log in as the domain administrator on this PC, I can create a .zip file with no problems. I have tried removing the problem user from the Local Admins group and readding it, but this did not help.
Interestingly, when I try to use another utility to create a .zip file, I get a similar error. In this case, I tried Total Commander (as the problem user, not the domain administrator) and I received the error message "Error creating ZIP! - Error writing new ZIP file, disk may be full!" Obviously, the disk is not full.
The problem user account seems to be able to create and manipulate folders and files as expected, so if it is a rights issue, it is a little more obscure.
Any suggestions are appreciated.