1.    21 Dec 2015 #1
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    htm & mp3 file associations change since latest update version 1511


    I recently upgraded/updated Windows 10 Home with the Nov/Dec 2015 update version 1511.

    File associations for Web Browser and Music have always been Firefox and VLC
    Player respectively, i.e. .htm files open in Firefox and .mp3 files open in VLC.

    However, since the update version 1511, every time I zip an mp3 file with WinZip, the file associations for Web Browser get removed and local .htm web pages get associated with Microsoft Edge, and mp3 files get associated with Groove. I then have to manually reset files back to Firefox and VLC through Settings / System / Default Apps and/or use Open With / always use this app to open this type of file.

    Similarly, if I zip an .htm file with Winzip, then .htm files get changed from being associated with Firefox and become associated with Microsoft Edge [but mp3 files do not lose their association with VLC in this instance].

    This behaviour did not occur before the major update version 1511.

    Is anyone aware of what is happening here? Thanks.
    Last edited by grobbit; 21 Dec 2015 at 17:19. Reason: used word upgrade instead of update
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  2.    21 Dec 2015 #2
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    I would say do not use WinZip. There are other options.
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  3.    21 Dec 2015 #3
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    Thanks for your quick reply.

    This behaviour does seem to be something that WinZip is doing as it does not happen with Explorer's zipping [I use WinZip's password self-extracting features so don't really want to dump it, it's been my handy default zipper / packer since the mid 90's ah]...guess I'll have to get a stand-alone packer.
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  4.    21 Dec 2015 #4
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    At least until they fix it I would use alternatives. And send the zip people a trouble report.
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  5.    22 Dec 2015 #5
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    OK. WinZip removed - using 7-Zip which opens passworded files no problem - I like it.
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  6.    22 Dec 2015 #6
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    Sounds good. I always like alternatives. Why muck around with a defective program.
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  7.    26 Jan 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by grobbit View Post
    I recently upgraded/updated Windows 10 Home with the Nov/Dec 2015 update version “1511”.

    File associations for Web Browser and Music have always been Firefox and VLC
    Player respectively, i.e. .htm files open in Firefox and .mp3 files open in VLC.

    However, since the update version “1511”, every time I zip an mp3 file with WinZip, the file associations for Web Browser get removed and local .htm web pages get associated with Microsoft Edge, and mp3 files get associated with Groove. I then have to manually reset files back to Firefox and VLC through Settings / System / Default Apps and/or use Open With / always use this app to open this type of file.

    Similarly, if I zip an .htm file with Winzip, then .htm files get changed from being associated with Firefox and become associated with Microsoft Edge [but mp3 files do not lose their association with VLC in this instance].

    This behaviour did not occur before the major update version “1511”.

    Is anyone aware of what is happening here? Thanks.
    Me too, I tried to change the options in Configuration>System, but without success. Now I use another zip program, like you
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