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Explorer won't open zip files anymore.


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#1 captainsiberia

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:51 PM

I had some viruses a while back, and ever since, I haven't been able to open zip files in Explorer. I've been trying to research the problem, but it's hard to track it down. I can extract the contents of zip files with WinRAR, but damn it, I want to be able to open them right in the explorer shell! This is supposed to be easy!

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:31 PM

Download the Zip file association fix here. After download right click the file in an admin account and select merge. Reboot the computer. You may have to uncheck the zip file association in WinRar settings under the Integration tab.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:35 PM

Download the Zip file association fix here. After download right click the file in an admin account and select merge. Reboot the computer. You may have to uncheck the zip file association in WinRar settings under the Integration tab.

No good. It didn't change anything. When I double-click a zip file, nothing happens. Absolutely nothing.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:37 AM

You probably have to uninstall and reinstall as it sounds like registry corruption.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:46 AM

Try the following method.

 

http://www.bitser.org/restore-zip-file-association-to-windows-default.shtm



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:41 AM

My file associations are fine. Zips are associated with Windows Explorer. I honestly think we've done everything we can registry-wise. I think there may be a missing or corrupted DLL. But which one? No clue. That's why I'm asking you guys.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:00 PM

If the following does not work, I am out of ideas.

 

Type cmd in the search box  Right click Run as Administrator

 

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cd C:\Windows\Syswow64   <enter>

regsvr32 C:\Windows\system32\zipfldr.dll   <enter>



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:13 PM

If the following does not work, I am out of ideas.

 

Type cmd in the search box  Right click Run as Administrator

 

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cd C:\Windows\Syswow64   <enter>

regsvr32 C:\Windows\system32\zipfldr.dll   <enter>

The module "C:\Windows\system32\zipfldr.dll" was loaded but
the entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found.

Make sure that "C:\Windows\system32\zipfldr.dll" is a valid
DLL or OCX file and then try again.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:30 PM

When you typed the commands, did you start cmd by right clicking and then selecting "run as administrator"?  If you did, it's possible the dll file is corrupted.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:02 PM

Task was created with administrative privileges. So... I tried downloading other versions of the DLL from the internet, and so far, none of them work.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:23 PM

See this page. Download Enable zip folders in step 2 and run it. I an not hopeful this will work but give it a try. If it doesn't, I am out of ideas and it seems like you need to stick with winrar.


Edited by JohnC_21, 14 April 2014 - 07:25 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:25 PM

Have you ran sfc /scannow to check for file integrity? It's not hard to do.

 

Bring up cmd, run as Administrator, then type sfc /scannow & press Enter. Doesn't harm to check.

 

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