Windows 10: How to remove Compressed Folder Tools

  1.    30 Mar 2018 #1

    How to remove Compressed Folder Tools


    Hi guys,

    Just installed Bandizip, and I would like to know how to remove Windows' native 'Compressed Folder Tools' from Explorer since it's greyed out anyway:

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    Tried using the registry tweaks at Zip Folders - Enable or Disable Windows Explorer View - Windows 7 Help Forums but to no avail.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    31 Mar 2018 #2

    I see you have downloaded some registry hacks. This might have messed up your computer.
    Defragler setup (ie) dfsetup221 is an .EXE file and not a compressed file? Maybe your download was corrupted? Try downloading again. Download Defraggler 2.21.993 - FileHippo.com though there is no reason to download this program as the Windows Defragger/Optimizer works well by itself.
    If you want Bandizip to be your default unzipper, right click any compressed file and choose Properties, under Opens With click the Change Button and browse to Bandizip. Or go to the Control Panel/Default Programs/Associate file type or protocol. Scroll down in the list and select .Zip and .RAR and choose Bandzip as the associated program.
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  3.    31 Mar 2018 #3

    Hm you misunderstood..
    dfsetup221 is just an example of a zipped file.

    Ok, so I have set the .zip back to its default program, and the 'Compressed Folder Tools' works so there shouldn't be any problems with my computer:
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    And now, I have changed back the .zip to be opened by Bandizip instead, and the 'Compressed Folder Tools' is disabled:
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    I'm not really asking how to resolve this disabled 'Compressed Folder Tools' issue, but rather how to hide the entire panel from explorer. This is because this panel doesn't appear when I select other compressed file types like .7z, so I would like to hide it for .zip as well for uniformity.
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  4.    31 Mar 2018 #4

    "how to hide the entire panel from explorer."
    Click the up icon in pic to toggle. Pointing down is ribbon minimized

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  5.    31 Mar 2018 #5

    Yes I do know how to minimise the ribbon:
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    But I would like my ribbon for .zip files to appear like how it looks like for other compressed files (eg .7z) whereby there is no 'Compressed Folder Tools'
    - minimised:
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    - not minimised:
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  6.    01 Apr 2018 #6

    The Windows Compressed folder tools will be disabled, once you change the Default program to open .Zip and .RAR files with Bandizip (see attached) all compressed files will then take on that icon.
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  7.    01 Apr 2018 #7

    Yes I know it'll be disabled.. I'm just wondering if the whole panel can be removed from explorer totally.
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  8.    01 Apr 2018 #8

    No, it is a part of Windows, removing it might cause problems.
    If you choose a Default program for .Zip and .RAR files, like 7Zip or Bandizip, all compressed files will take on that icon and it will disable the Windows Compressed tool. When you click on a compressed file it will launch the default program you chose, not the Windows Tool.
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