how to restore .zip file association & file icon in Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by markwithak, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. markwithak

    markwithak Guest

    My wife accidently associated Win Media Player with .zip files. Oops! Ok, now how can we get back to old zip files opening in Vista?  ... And, will this work? ...[delete this entry in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.zip ... do this via "regedit" in the run box. this should set the zip file association back to the system default.]Basically, just need to get back to default. Problem started months ago and just getting to address it. so no possibility to use a restore point.tnx.Mark (spelled with a K)System: Dell Latitude D620, Vista Home Basic SP1, 2 GB RAM, Office 2007


    Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums
     
    markwithak, Aug 25, 2009
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  2. markwithak

    Guest Guest

    Leave .zip itself alone. Delete any values under it. Leave the subkeys alone
    too.
     
    Guest, Aug 26, 2009
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  3. markwithak

    Malke Guest

    wrote:
    MVP Ramesh file association fixes - includes .zip
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-
    Windows-Vista.html

    Malke
     
    Malke, Aug 26, 2009
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