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"Vista will standard display your ZIP-files as folders"

Yes, it does this because they are compressed and to do that XP and Vista both use a version of winzip API's in the zipfldr.dll that was built for those OS by the winzip people to do that, its built in. For very basic functionality, there is no difference between what XP and Vista does for the compressed folders (which are actually zip'd folders) except that a folder icon is applied with no .zip extension to what would normally appear as .zip files if the actual winzip application was installed.

However, you said you didn't like that even though its what you said you wanted to do in your post and now were down to having to remove reg entries to get you to where you want to go but you haven't said anything about trying to install winzip for a solution. But...the picture you posted shows where you want to be. The solution is to simply install winzip, after you do you will see the "Vista will standard display your ZIP-files as folders" thing become just regular .zip files with a winzip icon and a .zip extension which is what you wanted to do isn't it, like you said in your post?

Install WinZip and associate it with .zip files and the compressed folder icons will go away and be replaced by .zip files with a winzip icon. Or install winrar and associate with .zip files and the compressed folders icons will go away and be replaced with winrar icons. Isn't that what you said you wanted to do in your post?

If you just want to change the .icon all you need to do is change the compressed folder icon. If you install winzip it will do everything for you automatically and still preserve the functionality the compressed folder (the compression) was originally intended to have.

What exactly do you mean by 'disable'?? I'm not understanding.

Microsoft Windows XP and Vista will standard display your ZIP-files as folders.

But we don't want to use this, because we want to use for example WinZip or Winrar.

We want turn off this this functionality. Do you Understand now?

Can you help us? :thumbup

Edited by Spooky

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No,I want when I open Windows Explorer,Only normal folders are display without zip folder like this:

(yellow place)that what I want to not display to show

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Sounds to me like the confusion is .Zip file compression -vs- NTFS (drive) file compression which will by default leave the default file/folder icon, but display the file name to blue text.

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Sounds to me like the confusion is .Zip file compression -vs- NTFS (drive) file compression which will by default leave the default file/folder icon, but display the file name to blue text.
While the original post was a bit brief, the last one with the screenshot demonstrates the issue.

Compressed folders such and .ZIP and .CAB files are now recognised natively by Explorer and are treated as if they are regular folders, so when you double-click on them it will "browse" into them and show you the contents (though any attempt to open a file in there will bring up the file extraction wizard).

A side-effect of this is that using the tree view to navigate the folder structure will also show you compressed files as they are valid locations to browse and copy files to/from, this is by design.

Installing another program to handle the compressed file type will not alter the native behaviour of Explorer itself, using a browse window to select folders will still display compressed files too.

The same is true for the "breadcrumb trail" in the address bar - dropping down a point in the folder structure will allow you to jump into compressed files as well as folders.

I am not aware of a way to disable this functionality, however.

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Sounds to me like the confusion is .Zip file compression -vs- NTFS (drive) file compression which will by default leave the default file/folder icon, but display the file name to blue text.
While the original post was a bit brief, the last one with the screenshot demonstrates the issue.

Compressed folders such and .ZIP and .CAB files are now recognised natively by Explorer and are treated as if they are regular folders, so when you double-click on them it will "browse" into them and show you the contents (though any attempt to open a file in there will bring up the file extraction wizard).

A side-effect of this is that using the tree view to navigate the folder structure will also show you compressed files as they are valid locations to browse and copy files to/from, this is by design.

Installing another program to handle the compressed file type will not alter the native behaviour of Explorer itself, using a browse window to select folders will still display compressed files too.

The same is true for the "breadcrumb trail" in the address bar - dropping down a point in the folder structure will allow you to jump into compressed files as well as folders.

I am not aware of a way to disable this functionality, however.

Well now "Friend", I'm not sure why you appear to be correcting me...however the issue here (near as I can tell) is how compressed files/folders are displayed Not how they're handled.

Yes Windows XP & Vista have native support for .zip & .cab folders, allowing them to either browse or extract them. How ever the question as it appears is why won't the compressed folders show up with the normal folder icon. The answer to that is simply because it not a folder, it's a compressed file. Which will either display the Win default .cab icon or whichever 3rd party file compression utility's icon you have installed.

If you want to have folders compressed w/o turning them into compressed files (your cake & eat it to) ... Then un .zip the files and enable drive compression via NTFS. Which as I mentioned earlier will exibit itself by displaying the (Normal Folder Icon) file name text in blue. Encrypted files are shown in red - Come-on now, we all can remember this from the exam right?!?

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...I'm not sure why you appear to be correcting me...
Because the OP's most recent post gives a screenshot example of his issue - he shows the compressed files in the "Folders" pane and does not want them there, this is nothing to do with file associations or NTFS file compression.

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Oh that... :unsure: ...Christ I've got over 900 Gigs of files stored between 3 servers, and never noticed that behavior *Shrug* perhaps because I keep them organized in something other than a hodgepodge.

...Sorry.

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Not that I have found so far.

2 possible workarounds:

1. Create a folder "Zips" and move the .zip files into there so you would have to drill down another layer in the folder structure to see them again

2. Archive the files using a format not natively recognised by Windows Vista - such as 7zip or RAR

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I can't believe how astonishingly hard this is to understand but to fix also.

The problem is simple (I'm having it to right now on my new XP SP2 install). It is a problem only of display, ie: visual. Whereas on most machines, the ZIP files only show up on the right-hand pane as regular files, now they are showing up on the FOLDERS view, as folders also, so it makes the display look strange, as it basically shows the zip files as folders on the left, but they are really just WinZip files.

I had this problem in years past, and remember it was a pain to fix. When I un-register that dll above, the zip folders go away temporarily, but then I loose my WinZip association, and "compressed folders" is back. As soon as I re-associate with WinZip, the folder appear on the left hand (folders) pane again, as well of course as always being on the right-side files view.

No,I want when I open Windows Explorer,Only normal folders are display without zip folder like this:

(yellow place)that what I want to not display to show

ssw009os2.gif

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For Vista, you'll have to edit the registry and remove these keys:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}

If you aren't comfortable manually editing the registry. Then just copy and past this into notepad and save as DisableZip.reg and run it. Will take effect after you reboot.

DisableZip.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}]

And if you ever wanted to undo it:

EnableZip.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}]
@="CompressedFolder"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,\
70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}\Implemented Categories]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}\Implemented Categories\{00021490-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@=hex(0):

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,\
70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}\ProgID]
@="CompressedFolder"

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


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}]
@="Cabinet File"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\CLSID]
@="{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\DefaultIcon]
@="cabview.dll,0"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\Implemented Categories]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\Implemented Categories\{00021490-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\InProcServer32]
@="cabview.dll"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\Shell]
@="none"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\Shell\find]
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:00000080

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\Shell\find\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\Shell\find\ddeexec]
@="[FindFolder(\"%l\", %I)]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\Shell\find\ddeexec\application]
@="Folders"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\Shell\find\ddeexec\topic]
@="AppProperties"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\Shell\Open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\Shell\Open\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,20,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,\
00,25,00,4c,00,00,00
"DelegateExecute"="{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=dword:680001a0

Edited by darkwish

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Darkwish = genius :thumbup

Spooky = goof :thumbdown

Seriously dude how could you even comment on something you didnt even understand? if darkwish didnt step in was the next suggestion hop up and down on one foot and rub your tummy!!!!

yeeeesh!!! good way to get the post count up though!

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