Solved

xp compress folder not working

Posted on 2010-09-01
4
472 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I had winzip installed on an XP computer. It was uninstalled. The XP windows explorer shows the correct icon for a zipped/compressd folder. But when I click it it opens internet explorer and then nothing happens.  I have regsvr32 the zipfldr.dll.  Any ideas ?

I do not want to use a third party tool.
0
Comment
Question by:fpkeegan
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:MiniDevo
ID: 33582220
You'll need to reinstall win zip. The dll is still present, which is trying to point to the uninstalled application.
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:B H
ID: 33582309
yep - as mini said, reinstall the same version of winzip (www.oldversion.com if it's old) and then uninstall it again

optionally you can run ccleaner to fix the registry, it will find the outdated dll entries and remove them... but that's a 3rd party tool
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
EnriquePhoenix earned 250 total points
ID: 33582358
Click your Start button
Select Run
Paste the following commands into the Run box

disable it first:
regsvr32 /u %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll
Press the Enter Key

then enable it again:
regsvr32 /u %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll
Press the Enter Key
Reboot

If this did not work, open the Run dialog again and enter:
cmd /c assoc .zip=CompressedFolder
press enter


0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:EnriquePhoenix
ID: 33582370
I messed that up to enable it again use:
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll

without the /u
0

Featured Post

Major Incident Management Communications

Major incidents and IT service outages cost companies millions. Often the solution to minimizing damage is automated communication. Find out more in our Major Incident Management Communications infographic.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Exe program is not a valid Win 32 application 15 120
Photo's EXIF data Time Zone OffSet Question 14 147
Need more details 5 191
Can’t delete a file 14 225
If your system is showing symptoms of browser hijacks or 'google search redirects' check out my other article (http://rdsrc.us/u3GP7A) first and run the tool TDSSKiller (http://rdsrc.us/GDBBs4) to get rid of the infection. Once done, and if the …
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
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…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

738 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