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Can't attach zip files to Outlook 2010 email messages

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I'm running Office 2010 under Windows 7 64-bit. Outlook will not let me attach zip files to outgoing email messages. Outlook sees the zip file but will not attach it. A web search (sadly nothing on EE) had methods to overcome this by registering zip files, but the command recommended applied to Vista and doesn't work in Windows 7.
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Sounds like somehow the component in Windows that supports zip-files is not properly registered.
 
To correct this you can reregister the correct dll via;
Start-> Run; regsvr32 zipfldr.dll
 
In some cases you’ll need to restart your PC for changes to take affect.

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Do you get any error messages?

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This is the same solution I found by Googling the problem. A screen shot of the error message I received in both cases is attached. error message

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Do you get any error messages when trying to attach ZIP file in Outlook?

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Try regsvr32 %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll

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Also check to make sure the dll is in %windir%\system32\
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I've done a few tests just now and the following seems to be true. I create my zip files with WinZip. Previously, when I attempted to attach such a file to an Outlook email, the following occurs. Outlook sees the file, and I can highlight it, but it does not appear in the file name field. If, however, (and I haven't been doing this, but did it now), I use the WinZip program to send the file as an email, it works just fine. So I guess I don't have a problem after all. However, here's what's really strange. I just created a few trial zip files with WinZip, and Outlook will attach those. I'm a little baffled, but I guess the problem is solved. Because stas zed got me on the right track, I'm going to award the points to him.

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stas zed bot me on the right track, so I'm awarding the points to him, although my testing led to another solution.
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