1.    08 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 10

    Can't open Zip Files

    When I click a zip file all the options are grayed out. If I right click I do not have an Extract option. If I click Send to Compressed (Zip ) folder it makes another copy in the same folder. What is the next step? How do I open zip this?
    Thank you

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  2.    08 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 15,704
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14955

    Hello scooby, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like you default associations for ZIP files may be messed up. If you like, download and merge the .reg file for the listed zip item in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to see if it may help. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for ZIP files.

    Default File Type Associations - Restore in Windows 10
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  3.    08 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,175
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    The icon for the .zip file suggests it doesn't have a program associated with it. Windows does have built-in support for .zip files but something must have happened to that feature. I usually recommend the free 7-Zip for working with compressed files, helps in diagnosing where a problem may lie. I found the file on the 'net, downloaded it and opened fine.
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