Windows 10: Zip file in File Explorer

  1.    27 Aug 2015 #1

    Zip file in File Explorer

    I try to open a zip file in "File Explorer/Windows 10" with double click on, but it is no working. I'm trying with right mouse click to “extract all”, and I have got the error:

    Windows cannot complete the extraction
    The compressed zipper Folder XXX is invalid

    any idea?
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  2.    27 Aug 2015 #2

    Sounds like your zip archive is broken.

    Does it work with other zip archives?

    Does it work when you copy a broken file to another PC? Can you then extract that file there?
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  3.    27 Aug 2015 #3

    >Sounds like your zip archive is broken.
    The zip file is fine and I can open it in Windows 7, but I think, it is some issues with windows 10
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  4.    28 Aug 2015 #4

    DETOM said: View Post
    >Sounds like your zip archive is broken.
    The zip file is fine and I can open it in Windows 7, but I think, it is some issues with windows 10
    Have you tried opening not "the file", but exactly the same copy of the file with something else? E.g. with another tool?

    I found a few hits on this problem in Google: "Windows cannot complete the extraction" "The compressed zipped Folder" "is invalid" - Google Search
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       28 Aug 2015 #5

    Hello Tom, :)

    If you like, see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed zip option in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below may be able to help. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for Zip files.
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  6.    06 Sep 2015 #6

    I'm having this exact same issue. Not only do I get the "invalid file" error, but I also cannot simply double click on the zips to view them. This is an issue on ALL zips that are on my PC, including ones that I've downloaded previously and obviously was able to extract as I'm a little lazy in cleaning up the uncompressed directories. It's not a file association issue, as they show up correctly as "Compressed (zipped) Folder" in Properties, and I've already ran the assoc command to be sure. These files open just fine in 7zip. I started noticing this around a week or so ago and am out of ideas.
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  7.    06 Sep 2015 #7

    Have you tried any of the free compression software like 7-Zip
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  8.    06 Sep 2015 #8

    shimshom said: View Post
    Have you tried any of the free compression software like 7-Zip
    As stated in my post, these zips work fine in 7zip. However, that is a workaround and not a fix.

    To take this a step further: the native zip utility works fine (Right click->Send to->Compressed Folder). The files zip up just fine and can be extracted by 7zip, but still cannot be extracted by the native client.
    Last edited by tonglebeak; 07 Sep 2015 at 00:23.
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  9.    12 Sep 2015 #9

    Ended up figuring this out.

    For posterity, there's a reg file online that contains zip settings:!52379&v=TextFileEditor

    All of my keys matched, except [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\shell\find\command] "DelegateExecute"="{a015411a-f97d-4ef3-8425-8a38d022aebc}"

    Changed this and restarted. Bam, works like a charm now.
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