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  1. #1


    Posts : 28
    windows 8

    Zip Files


    I have updated to windows 8.1 and my zip files now look like sheets of paper with a corner turned down. Is there any way to get them to look like zip files? I have 7 Zip and peazip. I have always used 7zip .

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello notsosavvy,

    If you wanted to set 7-Zip as the default program for .zip files, then you could do this below to do so.

    • Right click on the 7-Zip shortcut, and click on Run as administrator.
    • In 7-Zip, click on Tools (menu bar) and Options.
    • In the System tab of Options, select zip under "Type", click on the right + button for "All Users", and click on OK.
    • Close 7-Zip if you like.


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    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 28
    windows 8

    Zip files


    Thank you for your suggestion. There is no "type" or + button. I did find a box with all the other file types and checked that but no where to set as default.
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Do you have the latest 9.30 alpha (top right corner below) version of 7-Zip installed?

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  5. #5


    Posts : 28
    windows 8


    My version says Zip 9.20. Do I need the alpha 9.30?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    My version says Zip 9.20. Do I need the alpha 9.30?
    I have 9.20 installed and it is working for me. So, have you tried opening 7-zip, selecting Tools, then Options and try to make the file associations that way?

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    Good luck.
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