Disable Zip File Compressed Folders File Explorer

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  1. Posts : 94
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       #11

    Brink said:
    You do not want to delete that key.
    Instead, you could set the default app for ZIP files to be WinRar or 7-Zip if you like.
    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10
    In addition, use Open with to open a ZIP file with either program.
    The default app for ZIP files to be WinRar is already set (see image bellow) and still zip folders not disabled

    Disable Zip File Compressed Folders File Explorer-winrar-default.jpg
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #12

    coukou said:
    The default app for ZIP files to be WinRar is already set (see image bellow) and still zip folders not disabled
    ZIP files will still open like folders in File Explorer even with WinRAR set as the default app.
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  3. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #13

    Hello @Brink,

    Brink said:
    You do not want to delete that key.

    Instead, you could set the default app for ZIP files to be WinRar or 7-Zip if you like.

    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10

    In addition, use Open with to open a ZIP file with either program.
    Is this still the case as WinRar and 7-Zip have their own Context menu entries?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #14

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @Brink,

    Is this still the case as WinRar and 7-Zip have their own Context menu entries?
    You can also use their context menus.
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  5. Posts : 94
    windows 10
       #15

    Brink said:
    ZIP files will still open like folders in File Explorer even with WinRAR set as the default app.
    YES
    Also WinRar and 7-Zip use their Context menu
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       #16

    Paul Black said:
    Is this still the case as WinRar and 7-Zip have their own Context menu entries?
    For me they open directly in 7-Zip File Manager when clicked. (If configured via 7zFM.exe run as admin)

    Disable Zip File Compressed Folders File Explorer-options.jpg
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  7. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #17

    Hello @coukou,

    coukou said:
    I'm using WinRar and 7zip.. So, can I delete
    Code:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}
    If you did want to do this, you would need to export BOTH the registry keys FIRST as a backup!
    In fact, it is ALSO advised [ as well as ] to backup the WHOLE registry while you are at it!
    You could also create a system image just to be on the safe side!

    Then if you are going to use your own file compression utility like WinRAR or 7-Zip, you can delete the registry keys. Copy the below code into Notepad and save it a REG file . . .
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Registry Key for Compressed Folder [ZIP] is . . .
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}]
    
    ; Registry Key for Cabinet File [CAB] is . . .
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}]
    If you ever want to get those registry keys back, you can use the backup that you made.
    I would strongly suggest that you ONLY do this if you are experienced and familiar with the registry though.

    I hope this helps!

    EDIT:
    It might be best to just use the Registry Key for Compressed Folder [ZIP] first to see if it is what you wanted!
    Last edited by Paul Black; 08 Jul 2020 at 05:17.
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  8. Posts : 298
    Windows 10 20H2 (19042.685)
       #18

    I'm a bit confused by all the comments. I know this thread is old and the original tutorial is way old, but I've only recently begun using Windows 10 on a daily basis and there are lots of changes from Windows 7 that I would call "unwelcome". This here is one of them. Here is the screenshot of my explorer:

    Disable Zip File Compressed Folders File Explorer-capture.png

    I don't want to see zip files as folders in the Navigation pane. I find this very annoying and not helpful in any way. In Windows 7 this "feature" could be removed using the said tutorial, but now from the comments above I see that in Windows 10 this might not be the case. So, is there any way to get rid of this? As you can see from the screenshot, I am using 7-Zip as the default application to open archives, so I don't need Windows to open them natively.
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  9. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #19

    Hello @unifex,

    unifex said:
    . . . recently begun using Windows 10 on a daily basis and there are lots of changes from Windows 7 that I would call "unwelcome".

    I don't want to see zip files as folders in the Navigation pane. I find this very annoying and not helpful in any way.

    I know what you mean. Win 10 is a bit of a learning curve from Win 7.

    What I usually do is extract the Zipped file to my preferred location, and then Cut & Paste the Zipped file to a USB for example for future use if needed.

    I hope this helps.
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