Windows 10: Disable Zip File Compressed Folders File Explorer Solved

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       19 Oct 2015 #1

    Disable Zip File Compressed Folders File Explorer

    Hi all...Using Win10 Pro x64. I would like to disable windows showing .zip files in explorer as a folder...When you highlight it the contents inside the .zip are shown in the right pane view. I've scoured the net and found ways for Win7(which I did disable .zip folders on my other Win7 machine) and Vista, perhaps 8 too but I don't want to risk trying a method for older versions of windows. Has anyone been able to find a solution/reg hack or whatever to disable .zip folder?

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  2. Posts : 29,297
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       19 Oct 2015 #2

    Hello Jet, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to. It's the same in Windows 10.

    Zip Folders - Enable or Disable Windows Explorer View - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       20 Oct 2015 #3

    Hi Brink, its nice to be here.

    Thanks for the link to your solution. I'll give it a go later today
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  4. Posts : 29,297
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       20 Oct 2015 #4

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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       20 Oct 2015 #5

    Your solution worked like a charm. By browsing windows forums(here, window7) I've discovered you're quite a registry hack authority.
    Thanks again Brink. Next I am going to tackle the THIS PC items so my navigation pane don't look like a long cash register receipt. I've located your solution for that as well.

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  6. Posts : 29,297
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       20 Oct 2015 #6

    You're most welcome Jet.
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