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Uninstalling ZipItFree

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Hello Experts,

I have a user that is trying to use the built-in compressor (zip) of Windows XP and every time we try it, Windows makes a "Zipitfree" file. The user doesn't remember if he installed software. When I go into control panel and try to uninstall it, the program is not there.

Can anyone tell me how to remove this software or re-establish the Windows XP built-in compressor?

Thanks!
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looks like something was installed http://www.zipitfast.com/

you might be able to go to windows explorer, then to tools/folder options and select filetypes. from there find zip and reassign

try installing ccleaner, then go to tools then uninstall and see if you can find zipitfree there
is there a zipitfree shortcut group? i.e. start/all programs. There might be uninstall option there
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by:McKnife
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Hi.
To restore the default associations use http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/zip.reg
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by:Wayne Barron
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If it is installed on the system it would be installed:

C:\Program Files\zipitfast
or the likes.

Once you find the folder, There should be an Uninstall .exe file within the folder.

Good Luck
Carrzkiss
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by:katredrum
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McKnife, what does @="" mean from the link?

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by:TobiasHolm
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Hi!

According to this page ZipItFree doesn't work in Win7 and you should be able to install / uninstall it by running the installer: http://zipitfree.microsmarts-llc.qarchive.org/

I tested to install the app in Win7 and got several error messages during the install and then later in the compression stage, but it did install and produced a ZIP-file. I could uninstall the app by using "Remove Programs" and then reboot the computer. After this my Win7 wasn't working with ZIP-files and the ZIP-files was called "ZipItFree-files". I suppose this is the status for your client.

Solution: Download the following REG-file and run it on your client + reboot. It will restore the original ZIP-behaviour in Win7. http://eftprod.com/x/win7-zip-org.reg

Regards, Tobias
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(Right click the REG-file I linked to and select "Save as" to save the file instead of just displaying the text in it).

Regards, Tobias
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by:TobiasHolm
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Oh, in case you wonder, a @=" in the REG-file means this is the Default-value.

Regards, Tobias
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by:McKnife
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The @ stands for an empty default value if I remember right. Why?
The regfile shows the default settings to restore. You simply double click the file to do so.
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by:rockiroads
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how about this from windows7 forums - restore file associations http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
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by:Wayne Barron
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@TobiasHolm
This is a WinXP Issue, not Win7.
Not sure as to why they added the Win7 Zone to the question.

>> built-in compressor (zip) of Windows XP
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by:rockiroads
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yes winxp as you stated in your question lol. I must of forgot as reading comments so you can ignore my post.
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by:katredrum
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Thank you so much for everyone's feedback. I ran the script on my Windows XP machine and was able to use the built-in compressor although this error came up. Is there anyway to get rid of this?

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by:katredrum
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Either way, pressing "Yes" or "No", still creates the zip file but every time I zip a folder, this notification pops up. Not critical but just seeing if I can get rid of it.
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by:TobiasHolm
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Just select "Yes" !

Regards, Tobias
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by:TobiasHolm
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Have you rebooted the computer after pressing "Yes"?

Regards, Tobias
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by:McKnife
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If you don't mind, take this http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/restorezipfolder.reg , too and merge both .reg files again. Than retry.
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katredrum, did u try reregistering the dll's?
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by:katredrum
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Thanks to all your help, the zip now works without the prompt! SUPER AWESOME! Thanks again!
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