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Windows 7: Zip Folders - Enable or Disable Windows Explorer View

03 Aug 2010   #40
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pgriffet, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you using the built-in ZIP feature in Windows 7, or some 3rd party ZIP program?

Go through the steps again in case you may have made a mistake, and go ahead and enable CAB folders as well. You may need to restart the computer afterwards for it to be applied.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn


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04 Aug 2010   #41
pgriffet

 
 

Hi Shawn, thanks for the answer.
Actually, Winrar was installed on my PC when I purchased it and I 've uninstalled winrar.
I use to handle all my files with Total Commander(TC), a File Manager very powerful, with dozens of built-in functions (batch rename, handling lots of archives, FTP, compare files, split or join files, and son on). This tool is a shareware but the only "limitation" is a nag screen at start, you have full access to all the commands, even if you don't buy it. Total Commander - home
TC doesn't interfer in the zip handling as it has it's own dll to handle it.
But sometimes, if I only have to extract a file from a zip archive, I would like to use the built-in explorer function and I can't.
I will go through the steps again.

Well, the problem is solved.
I choose "open with.." in the context menu of a zip file in explorer and I had only Explorer as choice, so I check the box "always open" (don't know the right text in English), I clicked ok and I can now open my zip with Explorer !
Anyway, thanks for helping me.
I will open a new thread about the "save as.." option in IE which gives always .mht filetype as first choice, which is for me painful. I would like to have web page (as in IE6) as default but I think it's not possible, except with a third party tool.
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04 Aug 2010   #42
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Pgriffet. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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08 Jan 2011   #43
joeyconnick

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Are you sure it's not (for 64-bit Win 7):

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}\ShellFolder
Because I have one of those but not one of these:

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}\ShellFolder
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08 Jan 2011   #44
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Joey, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm 100% positive. I have it at both locations by default, but the path below would be the one to delete to disable it. Do you have the entry for CAB folders here?

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}\ShellFolder
Doing step 1 in OPTION TWO will restore the entry above though if you wanted to enable it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Jan 2011   #45
joeyconnick

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Joey, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm 100% positive. I have it at both locations by default, but the path below would be the one to delete to disable it. Do you have the entry for CAB folders here?

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}\ShellFolder
Nope, I definitely don't have that one... I just checked. Zip folders are now gone from the Explorer but are still showing up in Open... dialogs.
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08 Jan 2011   #46
joeyconnick

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So I had this one:

Code:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}\ShellFolder
and deleted it... now we'll see if it solves zip files showing as folders in the Open/Save As dialogs.

And it did... dont' know if it's a difference between Windows 7 Pro and Ulti but honestly I didn't have the ones specified in the instructions.
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08 Jan 2011   #47
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's fine Joey. Glad to hear that you got it sorted.
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14 Jun 2011   #48
Stuart CDS

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Instead of deleting the whole thing, just turning off the "I'm a folder" bit works for me:

Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"="dword:000001a0" ; was 200001a0

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"="dword:000001a0" ; was 200001a0
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29 Oct 2012   #49
fstyle

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Thank You!

Thanks for this tutorial!

After reviewing it, I decided te delete only the Default Value of:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\ShellEx\StorageHandler

So Explorer won't refer to {E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}
After logout - login it did it's job and it's easier to roll back the changes.

Thanks again, it was very useful!
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