Is there a way to get explorer to stop displaying zip files as folders.

Thanks.
Posted on 2005-09-27 10:54:32 by skywalker
Zip files are displayed as ordinary files since I have installed and got associated .zip to Winzip, WinRar, PowerArchiver or other GUI archivers.
To prevent Explorer from searching in zip files I run the following command on startup:
regsvr32 %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\ZIPFLDR.DLL /u /s 
Posted on 2005-09-27 12:11:00 by vit$oft
vit$oft, sometimes explorer will re-register itself to handle zip files - really annoying. I believe it happened on XP SP1 when opening a .cab archive. My solution was the regsvr32 call above, and then deleting the zipfldr.dll file :)

PS: www.nliteos.com , get *rid* of all the XP junk.
Posted on 2005-09-28 09:30:07 by f0dder

Zip files are displayed as ordinary files since I have installed and got associated .zip to Winzip, WinRar, PowerArchiver or other GUI archivers.
To prevent Explorer from searching in zip files I run the following command on startup:
regsvr32 %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\ZIPFLDR.DLL /u /s 



How do you run a command on startup.

Thanks.
Posted on 2005-09-28 17:47:01 by skywalker
skywalker, just press start->run and type CMD<enter> - that'll allow you to see the output from the command as well. You should only need to type the command once-
Posted on 2005-09-28 17:52:10 by f0dder
...but otherwise, why not put the command in a .bat file and the .bat file in the autostart group of the start menu? :)
Posted on 2005-09-29 07:16:22 by HeLLoWorld