Windows 10: Can't open Zip Files Solved

  1.    08 Feb 2016 #1

    Can't open Zip Files


    When I click a zip file all the options are grayed out. If I right click I do not have an Extract option. If I click Send to Compressed (Zip ) folder it makes another copy in the same folder. What is the next step? How do I open zip this?
    Thank you

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  2. Posts : 23,623
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       08 Feb 2016 #2

    Hello scooby, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like you default associations for ZIP files may be messed up. If you like, download and merge the .reg file for the listed zip item in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to see if it may help. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for ZIP files.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Posts : 3,882
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       08 Feb 2016 #3

    The icon for the .zip file suggests it doesn't have a program associated with it. Windows does have built-in support for .zip files but something must have happened to that feature. I usually recommend the free 7-Zip for working with compressed files, helps in diagnosing where a problem may lie. I found the file on the 'net, downloaded it and opened fine.
    http://www.7-zip.org/
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