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Windows 7: Cannot zip a folder

25 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Cannot zip a folder

I can not zip a folder on Windows 7 64bit OS. I have downloaded Zip7 and also tried using a line in cmd.

Is there a setting I've changed that won't allow a folder to zip?

When I try to zip a folder now it shows:

Type of file: 7Z File (.7z)
Opens with: Windows Shell Common Dll

Any help would be much appreciated!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)

Hello, welcome to Sevenforums!

Seems kind of strange. I'd recommend WinRar if you need any .zip application. The Windows stock one ain't that good.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2011   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Bstreamer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Download and merger the Zip option in the tutorial below to see if it may help after restarting the computer. It will restore the default associations for Zip files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
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