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Windows 7: SendTo : Compressed (Zipped) Folder : Default?

07 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
SendTo : Compressed (Zipped) Folder : Default?

Hello all:
I went a bit nutty and started over-customizing my "Send To" folder, located at "C:\Users\Daniel\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo". In the middle of moving shortcuts around, I lost the shortcut labeled "Compressed (zipped) folder". This is the Windows7 default, not connected to WinZip or TUGZip or any third-party app. How can I get this link back? I have no idea where the exe is located.

PS: I should mention that I tried to change it to open with TUGZip, but decided I wanted the default instead.

Anyone able to help?

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07 Dec 2009   #2


Why worry? The native compression is rubbish. Install WinRAR or 7ZIP and get some real compression power under the hood instead - I always delete the native 'send to' function for compression, it's a waste of space
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07 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Hello Qdos:
Yeah, I think you're right. I really don't know why I want the default back. I use TUGZip for all my compression needs. I just don't know how to add the correct shortcut to TUGZip in the Send To folder. Would you happen to know anything about that?
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07 Dec 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Daniel,

This tutorial below can show you how to restore the default Send To contect menu items.

Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

If you wanted to restore the default ZIP association used in Windows 7 as well, then using the ZIP download in the tutorial below can restore it for you after a restart.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
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