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zip compressed folder missing in context menu

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    zip compressed folder missing in context menu


    I have uninstalled windrar and now want to use default windows 8 zip facility. When I am right clicking on a folder and go to "send to" then I am not seeing "compressed zip folder" option.

    I have few files which are already in zip format, When I am righ clicking on that and select "open with" and then click "choose default program" then I am getting a message saying " application not found".

    Please help me to fix.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello dev, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, 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 ZIP files.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    7-zip is good:

    7-Zip

    It shows up in the context menu.

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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Thanks brink, It worked. I want to know what was the problem and how it was solved.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. Glad it could help.
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zip compressed folder missing in context menu
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