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Windows 7: Problem zipping a folder


04 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Problem zipping a folder

When I try to zip a folder, I do the normal right click on the folder, and choose
Send To, but the only options its giving me , when I click on send to -is Fax recipient or DVD RW Drive(D there is no compressed zip folder or anything else listed. This is the 1st time I have tried zipping folders in wind 7, any help would be greatly appreciated,thanks Sandie


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04 Dec 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sandie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Step 1 in the tutorial below may be able to fix this for you.
Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items
If not, then you could try downloading and merging the ZIP option in the tutorial below to see if it may be able to instead.
Default File Type Associations - Restore
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You could also install 7-Zip and use it to handle all your compress/uncompress tasks. It's what I use.
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04 Dec 2011   #4

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

This is how to set 7Zip

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05 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks, the first option didnt work, I just downloaded 7zip will try that. Sandie
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05 Dec 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sandie,

I hope 7-Zip will work for you. It is a great program.

Did you try both options in my post above though?
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05 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Honestly, I got lost in the 2nd part lol, I can tell you anything about Photoshop, or animation shop, but when it comes to the tech things, not so good. I would prefer if it worked your way rather than having to use the 7zip(havent tried that yet) either. Sandie
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05 Dec 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

For the second option, you would just need to click on the ZIP link in the list in the tutorial to download it's .reg file to your desktop, double click on the downloaded .reg file to merge it, approve the merge, and restart the computer.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Please let me know if you have any questions about this. I'm happy to help.
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05 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

WinRAR or WinZip is a 3rd option.

I don't know how WinZip works, but in WinRAR open the directory of your files, highlight/select each one you want to compress and Right click, click Add to Archive.

Set Archive Format as ZIP, and click OK.

You will need to add that shell extension during setup or otherwise you will have to do it from the program WinRAR itself.
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05 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay right now what I have on my desktop is something that says Default zip, now when I right click on it, to choose Merge" a box opens and asks if I really want to do this, because it couldbe harmful. So do it anyway? Just want to be sure.
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