Disable zip file support

Posted: 08-20-2006, 12:04 AM
Does anyone know how to disable Vista's inbuilt zip file support so that
they display as ordinary files?

Regards, Len


Disable zip file support


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M@dhat3rr
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RE: Disable zip file support
Posted: 08-20-2006, 12:22 AM
But zip files are not folder files. Zip files are archived compressed files.
Since files in a zip or cab are compressed, the files can't be opened in the
zip or cab. It's the mechanics of the compression technology.

"Len Norton" wrote:
> Does anyone know how to disable Vista's inbuilt zip file support so that
> they display as ordinary files?
>
> Regards, Len
>
>
>
Rick Rogers
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Re: Disable zip file support
Posted: 08-20-2006, 01:32 AM
Hi,

If you disable the native ability to read .zip files, then you won't be able
to open them at all. If you want to display them as oridinary files, you
need to unzip (decompress) them.

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"Len Norton" <norton_len_nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Does anyone know how to disable Vista's inbuilt zip file support so that
> they display as ordinary files?
>
> Regards, Len
>
JCO
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Re: Disable zip file support
Posted: 08-20-2006, 03:22 AM
Well for Windows XP, theirs a DLL that you can unregister. That is what I
did. Then I installed WinZip 10 which I like a lot better. I installed
Winzip 10 on Vista too, but I never unregistered the dll.

I will have to do some research to find that DLL and I don't know if it will
be the same in Vista or not. One thing for sure (if your doing something
similar to what I did), you want to unregister the DLL first before
installing WinZip 10. Otherwise the unregistration of the DLL has a
harmfull effect on WinZip (in that it takes away the icon... as to what the
icon looks like).

Let me know if this is where your heading. When you do this, it speeds up
the way your Windows Explorer works.


"Len Norton" <norton_len_nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Does anyone know how to disable Vista's inbuilt zip file support so that
> they display as ordinary files?
>
> Regards, Len
>
Len Norton
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Re: Disable zip file support
Posted: 08-20-2006, 05:54 AM
Maybe I didn't make myself clear.
I want to disable Vista's inbuilt support of zip files so that they don't
display as pseudo-folders but as an ordinary file of type "xxxxx.zip".
I'll then use WinZip to do all the necessary extracting etc.
You could do this in WinXP by unregistering the zipfldr.dll, but this
doesn't work in Vista.

Regards, Len

"Len Norton" <norton_len_nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Does anyone know how to disable Vista's inbuilt zip file support so that
> they display as ordinary files?
>
> Regards, Len
>

M@dhat3rr
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Re: Disable zip file support
Posted: 08-20-2006, 06:39 AM
so you don't want a icon? If that's the case, then delete the file
association in File Types.

"Len Norton" wrote:
> Maybe I didn't make myself clear.
> I want to disable Vista's inbuilt support of zip files so that they don't
> display as pseudo-folders but as an ordinary file of type "xxxxx.zip".
> I'll then use WinZip to do all the necessary extracting etc.
> You could do this in WinXP by unregistering the zipfldr.dll, but this
> doesn't work in Vista.
>
> Regards, Len
>
> "Len Norton" <norton_len_nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:OiUE6w%23wGHA.4200@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > Does anyone know how to disable Vista's inbuilt zip file support so that
> > they display as ordinary files?
> >
> > Regards, Len
> >
>
>
>
Len Norton
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Re: Disable zip file support
Posted: 08-20-2006, 12:33 PM
No, what I want is for the Explorer window to show the zip files in
collating sequence along with the rest of the files.
At the moment all the zip files are grouped at the start of the list, as if
they were folders.
Like this -
aaa.zip
bbb.zip
zzz.zip
aaa.txt
bbb.exe
zzz.jpg

what I want is -
aaa.txt
aaa.zip
bbb.exe
bbb.zip
zzz.jpg
zzz.zip

Regards, Len


Jane C
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Re: Disable zip file support
Posted: 08-20-2006, 01:08 PM
Right click in the Explorer window, select arrange icons by name.

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"Len Norton" <norton_len_nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> No, what I want is for the Explorer window to show the zip files in
> collating sequence along with the rest of the files.
> At the moment all the zip files are grouped at the start of the list, as
> if they were folders.
> Like this -
> aaa.zip
> bbb.zip
> zzz.zip
> aaa.txt
> bbb.exe
> zzz.jpg
>
> what I want is -
> aaa.txt
> aaa.zip
> bbb.exe
> bbb.zip
> zzz.jpg
> zzz.zip
>
> Regards, Len
>

Len Norton
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Re: Disable zip file support
Posted: 08-20-2006, 01:28 PM
No, that's what I have at the moment and it still groups all the zip files
first.

Regards, Len

"Jane C" <jellybean@NOSPAMxjgarage.org> wrote in message
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> Right click in the Explorer window, select arrange icons by name.
>
> --
> Jane, not plain 64bit enabled
> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation.
> "Len Norton" <norton_len_nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%235UslTFxGHA.2208@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> No, what I want is for the Explorer window to show the zip files in
>> collating sequence along with the rest of the files.
>> At the moment all the zip files are grouped at the start of the list, as
>> if they were folders.
>> Like this -
>> aaa.zip
>> bbb.zip
>> zzz.zip
>> aaa.txt
>> bbb.exe
>> zzz.jpg
>>
>> what I want is -
>> aaa.txt
>> aaa.zip
>> bbb.exe
>> bbb.zip
>> zzz.jpg
>> zzz.zip
>>
>> Regards, Len
>>
>
>

Luke Fitzwater
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Re: Disable zip file support
Posted: 08-20-2006, 03:15 PM
you'll have to wait until someone figures out how to unregister zip
files. Vista treats them as folders than actual files.

Has anyone tried to right-click > run as "administrator" on the cmd.exe
before unregistering zipfldr.dll?

-Luke
 
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