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Windows 7: How do I restore Zip file download function to open Zip attachments?

03 Nov 2011   #1
CreativeVision

64 bit Windows 7
 
 
How do I restore Zip file download function to open Zip attachments?

Hello guys! I'm not computer savvy but I can follow directions pretty well. Recently, I've discovered I cannot open any Zip files from my computer. I get an Adobe Acrobat error message saying I cannot open file because it is either not supported or file is damaged. This message comes up every time I try to open a zip file, no matter the source. I suspect it may be a default association problem based on the research I have done but I don't know how to correct the issue. As I said, I don't know a lot about operating systems. Can anyone assist and/or point me in the right direction?

Thanks so much!


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03 Nov 2011   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CreativeVision View Post
Hello guys! I'm not computer savvy but I can follow directions pretty well. Recently, I've discovered I cannot open any Zip files from my computer. I get an Adobe Acrobat error message saying I cannot open file because it is either not supported or file is damaged. This message comes up every time I try to open a zip file, no matter the source. I suspect it may be a default association problem based on the research I have done but I don't know how to correct the issue. As I said, I don't know a lot about operating systems. Can anyone assist and/or point me in the right direction?

Thanks so much!
Welcome to the forum,

See if this tutorial helps you restore the default file association,

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Zip is at the bottom of the list, pretty thorough instructions at the top of the page.

Any questions, just ask.
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