Disable Zip File Compressed Folders File Explorer

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  1. jet
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #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?

    Thanks..........Jet
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,352
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
       #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. jet
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #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. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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  5. jet
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #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.

    .....Jet
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    You're most welcome Jet. :)
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  7. Posts : 94
    windows 10
       #7

    Hi Brink,
    It's been a while since this solution stopped working on Win 10 (I use v2004).
    In addition, I checked in the registry the 2 bellow values ​​have been deleted.
    Code:
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\CLSID]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.zip\CLSID]
    However, the following value is still present
    Code:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}
    Any solution?
    Regards
    Last edited by coukou; 07 Jul 2020 at 10:19.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,352
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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    coukou said:
    Hi Brink,
    It's been a while since this solution stopped working on Win 10 (I use v2004).
    In addition, I checked in the registry the 2 bellow values ​​have been deleted.
    Code:
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CompressedFolder\CLSID]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.zip\CLSID]
    However, the following value is still present
    Code:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}
    Any solution?
    Regards
    Hello coukou,

    Disabling ZIP files in Windows 10 will now prevent being able to open ZIP files.

    It is not recommended anymore unless you are using a 3rd party ZIP program instead.
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  9. Posts : 94
    windows 10
       #9

    I'm using WinRar and 7zip.. So, can I delete
    Code:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}
    TNX for yr advice
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  10. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,352
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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    coukou said:
    I'm using WinRar and 7zip.. So, can I delete
    Code:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}
    TNX for yr advice
    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.
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