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Windows 8 Problem(ZIP no longer works)

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    Windows 8 Problem(ZIP no longer works)


    Hello, I have recently began to have problems with Windows 8 not letting me ZIP/COMPRESS Files.

    Screenshot: Screenshot by Lightshot


    I can't find an answer anywhere, I'd really appreciate it if someone gave me a solution without having to download a 3rd party zipper.

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    There is a way to disable ZIP folders and Files going back to Windows 7, maybe Vista. I never do this. I'll have to look up how this can be disabled/Enabled. in the meantime, try downloading WinRAR and using that until we can get this fixed:

    WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    OK< there is a Tutorial, read this. It may work for 8.

    Zip Folders - Enable or Disable Windows Explorer View - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    There is a way to disable ZIP folders and Files going back to Windows 7, maybe Vista. I never do this. I'll have to look up how this can be disabled/Enabled. in the meantime, try downloading WinRAR and using that until we can get this fixed:

    WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files

    Thank you, I really appreciate it
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jcwisgod,

    As a test, see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed ZIP option in the tutorial below may be able to help. It will restore the default associations for it.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Jcwisgod,

    As a test, see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed ZIP option in the tutorial below may be able to help. It will restore the default associations for it.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    It didn't work for me, here is what it is still doing: Screenshot by Lightshot. Here is how it used to be: Screenshot by Lightshot.

    I don't understand why it has suddenly decided to do that.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Since it's missing in the "Send to" context menu, see if restoring the missing items using the tutorial below may be able to help instead.

    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Since it's missing in the "Send to" context menu, see if restoring the missing items using the tutorial below may be able to help instead.

    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items - Windows 7 Help Forums

    I'm not going to lie, I am struggling with doing it lmao, would their be any possible way to like help me on team viewer, or something when not busy sometime?
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Sorry, but help is only provided here.

    What parts/steps are you struggling with? I'll be happy to help.
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