Monday, March 29, 2010

Restoring CompressedFolder opening for zip files

Having gotten to the point of being annoyed by the way that WinZip overwrote the association, I finally crawled around the web to find a way to restore the CompressedFolder functionality as a more convenient method for reading, even if I want finer control for writing.

Most places talking about this are mildly dodgy, want to have you drop massive slabs of stuff into your registry or say "re-install your OS". Fortunately it's easier than that.

Run regedit, and go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip and change the (Default) value to CompressedFolder. That restores Explore as the default option, which was what I was after.

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