Disable windows showing .rar files in explorer as a folder Solved

  1.    16 Apr 2018 #1

    Disable windows showing .rar files in explorer as a folder


    Hello,
    I'm using Win10 Pro x64 and I would like to disable windows showing .rar files in explorer as a folder (see image bellow)
    I was inspired by this tutorial to disable windows showing explorer .rar files as a folder without success.
    The register bellow not exist
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.rar\CLSID]

    Regards

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  2.    16 Apr 2018 #2

    Hi,

    Welcome to the forum.

    You could try to copy this code into notepad and save as disable rar folderview:

    Code:
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\CLSID]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.rar\CLSID]
    Then merge it into the registry and restart the pc.

    Note that I have not tried it yet so use it with caution.

    Cheers,
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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       16 Apr 2018 #3

    coukou said: View Post
    I'm using Win10 Pro x64 and I would like to disable windows showing .rar files in explorer as a folder...
    Welcome to TenForums @coukou

    The folder icons for .zip and .rar in your screenshot are not standard Windows icons. Windows has no built in support for .rar so shows a generic 'file' icon. Windows has support for .zip and shows its own icon in File Explorer. This is how it normally looks.

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    You have obviously installed a third-party app that has added its own extensions and icons to File Explorer. Which one did you install?

    Edit: from your screenshot, it would seem to be WinRAR, the .zip and .rar files are listed as type 'Archive WinRAR ZIP'. It would be the file associations for WinRAR that you'd need to look for in the registry.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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       16 Apr 2018 #4

    A simple comment, .zip/zipped/compressed files will show as Folders with their own icon because they do contain one or more files, double-clicking one will show the files and right-clicking should show an Extract for decompressing into a different Folder.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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       16 Apr 2018 #5

    Berton said: View Post
    ... .zip/zipped/compressed files will show as Folders with their own icon because they do contain one or more files, double-clicking one will show the files...
    Installing WinRAR has replaced the native Windows functionality with its own, by the looks of it.
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  6.    16 Apr 2018 #6

    Hi,

    Installing WinRAR has replaced the native Windows functionality with its own, by the looks of it.
    Yes, Winrar does so by default. One reason I prefer 7Z is that it exists as a portable and supports many archive formats without being invasive like Winrar is.

    Cheers,
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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       16 Apr 2018 #7

    +1 for 7-Zip
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  8. Berton's Avatar
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       16 Apr 2018 #8

    Also +1 for 7-Zip.
    The main reason years ago [20] that I went with WinZip was its ability to compress files then create an .exe file for easy decompressing on other computers without a .zip-type program, was a project for a client.
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  9.    16 Apr 2018 #9

    TNX all for yr help. I solved the problem . There is no File association for Winrar

    If you look closely at the ".rar" files in my image above, they are not .rar files but .zip files associated with Winrar. That's why their icon is Winrar's.
    It was enough to disable zip Explorer folder (see reg file bellow) and everything is back in order.
    Code:
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\CLSID]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.zip\CLSID]
    Regards
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