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Windows 7: Is there any program to disable Zip/Compressed folders?

18 Jun 2010   #1
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Is there any program to disable Zip/Compressed folders?

PLEASE DO NOT LINK ME TO THE MANUAL REGISTRY EDITING TUTORIAL FOR "How to Disable Windows Explorer Folder View of Zip Folders in Windows 7" THIS IS NOT WHAT I NEED/WANT.

Is there a program to disable this annoying feature yet? It makes file management irritating. I have tried and failed to edit it manually. I managed to do it once then had to reinstall, I don't want to bother trying again and I don't want to have to do this frustrating chore every time I re-install windows.

Does anybody know of one?


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18 Jun 2010   #2
Drewbie

Win7 Ultimate (32) & Win7 Pro (64)
 
 

this doesnt make sense ... what do u mean disable zip folders , like open and use without unzipping
what's annoying about compression???
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18 Jun 2010   #3
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm sorry tannim, I'm not sure what you mean either. Could you elaborate for us please?
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18 Jun 2010   #4
dunfiddlin

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tannim View Post
PLEASE DO NOT LINK ME TO THE MANUAL REGISTRY EDITING TUTORIAL FOR "How to Disable Windows Explorer Folder View of Zip Folders in Windows 7" THIS IS NOT WHAT I NEED/WANT.

Is there a program to disable this annoying feature yet? It makes file management irritating. I have tried and failed to edit it manually. I managed to do it once then had to reinstall, I don't want to bother trying again and I don't want to have to do this frustrating chore every time I re-install windows.

Does anybody know of one?
Life's a trial, ain't it?

It can only be achieved by changing the registry setting so what's a "program" going to gain you. I dare say it's included in one of the many tweaking apps that are available for Windows 7 but all it does is merge a registry file which you can just as easily create yourself (yes, using the tutorial which you can't be bothered with!)

"Every time" you reinstall? You planning on doing this once a week then?
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18 Jun 2010   #5
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Drewbie View Post
this doesnt make sense ... what do u mean disable zip folders , like open and use without unzipping
what's annoying about compression???
When using a file manager, windows explorer or whatever else, I only want to see the actual folders in the folder tree. The zip files, hundreds of them in some instances, make a folder tree unnecessarily huge and cluttered. I do not need to or want to browse through zip/cab files like that.

You can edit the registry manually to do it, though the last two times I did it I failed while a 3rd I actually managed it.

I don't know or care what I did wrong the other two times. It's an unwanted feature I'd like to turn off without having to use regedit(or any other manual registry editor).

Any ideas? Last time I looked at a windows tweaker it had nothing related to it.
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18 Jun 2010   #6
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dunfiddlin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tannim View Post
PLEASE DO NOT LINK ME TO THE MANUAL REGISTRY EDITING TUTORIAL FOR "How to Disable Windows Explorer Folder View of Zip Folders in Windows 7" THIS IS NOT WHAT I NEED/WANT.

Is there a program to disable this annoying feature yet? It makes file management irritating. I have tried and failed to edit it manually. I managed to do it once then had to reinstall, I don't want to bother trying again and I don't want to have to do this frustrating chore every time I re-install windows.

Does anybody know of one?
Life's a trial, ain't it?

It can only be achieved by changing the registry setting so what's a "program" going to gain you. I dare say it's included in one of the many tweaking apps that are available for Windows 7 but all it does is merge a registry file which you can just as easily create yourself (yes, using the tutorial which you can't be bothered with!)

"Every time" you reinstall? You planning on doing this once a week then?
Indeed with or without helpful posts

Every time, yes. How many is unknown but with several computers running w7 to work with it happens plenty often.
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18 Jun 2010   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Any reason why you don't keep all your hundreds of zip files in a folder of their own ?

You don't need to open that folder unless you want to access a zip file.
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18 Jun 2010   #8
dunfiddlin

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Any reason why you don't keep all your hundreds of zip files in a folder of their own ?

You don't need to open that folder unless you want to access a zip file.
Or indeed move them to a backup device or even delete them. If you don't want to see them I've gotta wonder why you keep them at all!
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18 Jun 2010   #9
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tannim View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Drewbie View Post
this doesnt make sense ... what do u mean disable zip folders , like open and use without unzipping
what's annoying about compression???
When using a file manager, windows explorer or whatever else, I only want to see the actual folders in the folder tree. The zip files, hundreds of them in some instances, make a folder tree unnecessarily huge and cluttered. I do not need to or want to browse through zip/cab files like that.

You can edit the registry manually to do it, though the last two times I did it I failed while a 3rd I actually managed it.

I don't know or care what I did wrong the other two times. It's an unwanted feature I'd like to turn off without having to use regedit(or any other manual registry editor).

Any ideas? Last time I looked at a windows tweaker it had nothing related to it.
Ok I think understand now. The registry is the only way to do this that I'm aware of.
However, if you make the change in the registry way on one more occasion, you can make this process faster in the future. You do this by doing the change at least once more manually and then exporting the registry key with the change (right click on the key and choose export). In the future you would just double click on the exported key and you wouldn't need to go back into the registry again. Does this help?
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20 Jun 2010   #10
Drewbie

Win7 Ultimate (32) & Win7 Pro (64)
 
 

Tim stitt solved it
I would open notepad write the key with the correct value save it and then change the extension to .reg
I think and then whenever wherever you click that key and it merges and ta-da
but you must manually write /export the key once

there is a program that allows you to control yer system like win nc/2k style that will help you
but I don't know how to use it but theses kind of settings could be accomplished in earlier windows
versions right so try this >>>>>WinNc 4.8 - a Norton Commander Clone

that is what you want you will have to figure out how to use it

hit the scales (top right ) increase my standing
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