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Windows 7: My Window No longer recognizes .zip files

17 Jul 2014   #1

My Window No longer recognizes .zip files

I have a window 7 laptop. of recent it no longer recognizes .zip files. I've re-downloaded and re-installed winzip and 7-zip, yet all I see as zip files are white unrecognizable icons. Please how do I resolve this? It appears I might mistakenly deleted the application that does that from the registry or temp folder. How do I get to have my system recognize zip files again? I appreciate whatever help available. Thanks

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17 Jul 2014   #2
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Hello vasnate , welcome to the Forums , Try this tutorial please : SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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17 Jul 2014   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Vasnate, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed ZIP option in the tutorial below should fix this for you. It will restore the default associations for ZIP files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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22 Jul 2014   #4


@Brink and Yard Dog, so much appreciation for your saving infos..I got the .zip files back.
@Brink, I downloaded the whole pack and merged every file back but I discovered the pdf file could work any more maybe there's a conflict with anoth regestry, I don't ...can I enable it via the .reg and how can I do that thanks
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22 Jul 2014   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Great news so far.

Merging all of the .reg files would have most likely reset the .pdf. You could use the tutorial below to set .pdf files to open with the default program (ex: Adobe Reader) you want to open them with.

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol
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