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Windows 7: How to make Zip files NOT appear as directories?

15 Jun 2009   #1
tannim

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How to make Zip files NOT appear as directories?

Is there a way to make Explorer and other filemanagers NOT show zip files as though they are directories/folders. It's incredibly annoying having them in the folder list.


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15 Jun 2009   #2
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Maybe this?
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15 Jun 2009   #3
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's because no software is installed to open them and Windows has standard built-in ZIP compression/decompression. Try using WinRAR (not free) or 7-Zip (Free). They will be normal files if you install one of those.
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15 Jun 2009   #4
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I do not see how the "this" link was at all related, I'm afraid.

Zip is currently associated with IzArc archiver and double clicking on a zip archive will open in the correct program. Windows knows and accepts it is there and is correctly associated.

but it still shows the zip files as folders in the folder tree. I want to turn off showing the zip files as folders in the folder tree. Which has nothing to do with changing their icons.
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15 Jun 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tannim,

Turning off compressed folders will stop zip files from opening like a normal directory folder in Windows Explorer.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Jun 2009   #6
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

That apparently does not affect windows 7 RC build 7100 in any way and does not turn off the compressed folders. Yes, I restarted after applying.

I still see them. Any more ideas?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Tannim,

Turning off compressed folders will stop zip files from opening like a normal directory folder in Windows Explorer.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Jun 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry Tannim, but you are correct that it does not seem to work anymore in Windows 7.

I even installed 7-Zip and made it the default ZIP program, but the ZIP folders still act like normal folders in the directory by seeing what it is in them in Windows Explorer.

One more item to add to the list to find a workaround for.
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17 Jun 2009   #8
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Have you tried running the command "regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll" or is that the same thing those reg files in the links do?
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17 Jun 2009   #9
1chaoticadult

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I just used Windows 7 manager to cut this feature off.
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17 Jun 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
Have you tried running the command "regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll" or is that the same thing those reg files in the links do?
That's suppose to disable the built-in ZIP feature completely, but it doesn't work for me at all.


1chaoticcadult, what manager did you use?
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