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Windows 7: Zip files don't work

08 Jul 2013   #1
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 
Zip files don't work

If i click on a zip file it opens and i can see the files in it. But they won't extract. If i try any of 3ways to extract them including my normal way of just dragging the file to the desktop, nothing happens. Zip files are obviously associated with explorer because they open ad i can see the files, so it's not an association issue. Any idea?


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08 Jul 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

If you right click and select Extract all?????
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08 Jul 2013   #3
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

Like i said, i tried all methods and it doesn't work. I googled it and found several posts that made me realize what is wrong....i updated windows the other day. I learned years ago, NEVER update windows unless absolutely necassry because it always screws something up. So i haven't for years....til a few days ago and guess what? Yeah, ol Bill's POS did it to me again. I found a few posts saying they downloaded windows updates and had the same thing happen. Thanks Bill....can i have my $200 back? (really sick of windows)
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08 Jul 2013   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

And yet I always update windows and don't have any weird problems. I guess it depends on your hardware and the software you use.
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08 Jul 2013   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Also, see here: Default File Type Associations - Restore. Another excellent tutorial by Brink.

Maybe that will fix the problem??
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08 Jul 2013   #6
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

It's not that because they open and i can see the files inside. I just can't extract them. It's associated with explorer
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08 Jul 2013   #7
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

did you try using winrar or 7zip?
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08 Jul 2013   #8
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

I may be able to open them that way but my concern is i want to fix this windows issue.
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08 Jul 2013   #9
redfang337

Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x32
 
 

when did it start, you could probably go back to a past restore pont where it worked
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08 Jul 2013   #10
iknowjohnny

windows 7 professional
 
 

I don't have one for that point.
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