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Windows 7: No extract option for zip files


02 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
No extract option for zip files

I am not able to extract zip files with windows 7. The right click menu does not have an extract option for zip files and the files are associated with MSWord for some reason. I can make a zip file from a folder, but can't unzip.
Thanks for any help

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02 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

See this tutorial: Default File Type Associations - Restore

Zip is right there at the bottom.

Good luck!

~JK
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02 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, worked great after I manually changed the name of the downloaded file to .reg
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02 Apr 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Kevin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm happy to hear that you got this sorted.

Strange, the download is already a .reg file though. Do you have known file extensions set to show? If not, then maybe that is why you did not see it. I just wanted to check with you to make sure that everything is ok with that file so no one else will have a problem with it.
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02 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Brink,
I am hiding known file extensions, but the file I donwnloaded had a .download extension. Merge wasn't on the right click menu until I renamed it.
Thanks again and let me know if I can help,
Kevin
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02 Apr 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's the dialog boxes I just got from the zip d'l in the tutorial.

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02 Apr 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Here's the dialog boxes I just got from the zip d'l in the tutorial.

Attachment 64609
Same thing I got too.
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02 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

I guess the problem was that I use Google Chrome. I tried downloading it in IE and it was a .reg file there.
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02 Apr 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, it may be some sort of download filter add-on in Google Chrome that is renaming it.

Thank you for posting back.
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