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Windows 7: How to disable zip folder (zipfldr.dll)?

14 Feb 2009   #1
gutzz

Windows 7
 
 
How to disable zip folder (zipfldr.dll)?

Is there any way to disable zip folder (zipfldr.dll) in Windows 7?

I've tried to take ownership of dll file and unregister the file, but apparently it didn't work .


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14 Feb 2009   #2
killercat

XP pro, Win7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hello gutzz,
have a look at this: How to Turn Compressed Folders On or Off in Vista

I tried it a while ago, and it also worked with Windows 7.

Hope it helps!
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14 Feb 2009   #3
gutzz

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killercat View Post
Hello gutzz,
have a look at this: How to Turn Compressed Folders On or Off in Vista

I tried it a while ago, and it also worked with Windows 7.

Hope it helps!
Thanks for your help.

I've tried that too but still it didn't work.
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14 Feb 2009   #4
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gutzz View Post
Is there any way to disable zip folder (zipfldr.dll) in Windows 7?

I've tried to take ownership of dll file and unregister the file, but apparently it didn't work .
Hello gutzz. Which command did you use to unregister the file?
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14 Feb 2009   #5
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Code:
regsvr32 /s /u %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll
regsvr32 /s /u %windir%\system32\cabview.dll
After this, move the above files to a backup location , they should be deleted from system32 or the system will keep using them.

Note: Don't forget cabview.dll
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14 Feb 2009   #6
gutzz

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Code:
regsvr32 /s /u %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll
regsvr32 /s /u %windir%\system32\cabview.dll
After this, move the above files to a backup location , they should be deleted from system32 or the system will keep using them.

Note: Don't forget cabview.dll
Thanks for your help.

I've tried that and it didn't seems to work.

Here is the error message when I try regsvr32 without /s parameter :



I was able to rename zipfldr.dll and cabview.dll using Unlocker, then restarted explorer.exe and moved both dll files to other location. But now there is another problem :



Zip files still appears like a folder but when I click it, nothing happens.
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15 Feb 2009   #7
dmex

 

Hi Gutzz,

The file you are trying to unregister does not get registered, it does not contain the dllunregisterserver entry point. Regsvr32 reports this too and does not register the file (read the regsvr32 message carefully, it says that it can load the dll, but there is no entry point).

It means the file does not support being unregistered and should not be unregistered also since its a protected system resource...The Registry ID used in Vista for zip handling has changed and will need an update before being able to disable zip handling...

The question is... Why are you trying so hard to disable zip functionality? Wouldn't it be easier to just install winrar or winzip and use their options to customize the zip handling instead?
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15 Feb 2009   #8
killercat

XP pro, Win7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Hi Gutzz,
...The Registry ID used in Vista for zip handling has changed and will need an update before being able to disable zip handling...
My bad...than it wasn't the reg-tweak, but the subsequent installation of WinRAR before I rebooted, that disabled it.
Should have paid more attention back then...
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15 Feb 2009   #9
gutzz

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Hi Gutzz,

The file you are trying to unregister does not get registered, it does not contain the dllunregisterserver entry point. Regsvr32 reports this too and does not register the file (read the regsvr32 message carefully, it says that it can load the dll, but there is no entry point).

It means the file does not support being unregistered and should not be unregistered also since its a protected system resource...The Registry ID used in Vista for zip handling has changed and will need an update before being able to disable zip handling...

The question is... Why are you trying so hard to disable zip functionality? Wouldn't it be easier to just install winrar or winzip and use their options to customize the zip handling instead?
Yes, currently I'm using winrar handle zip files.

I want to disable it because I didn't want zip files appearing as folder in navigation panel .
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08 Mar 2010   #10
Thorsten Albrec

windows 7 + XP
 
 

The solution can be found at
How do I disable zip folders in Windows 7?

Worked for me in Windows 7 Pro 64bit.

Thorsten
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