Suppress zip files in folder view

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Menno Hershberger, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Some time ago I asked if anyone had a registry fix that would suppress the
    listing of zip files in the folder view in Windows Explorer.
    The one that works for XP doesn't work in Vista.
    No one came up withe an answer at that time.
    I finally located the proper fix tonight at
    It looks like this....
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; Disable ZIP support in Windows Vista
    ; from Windows Vista Annoyances ( )
    ; restart Windows after applying this patch
    Menno Hershberger, Jun 13, 2007
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  2. Menno Hershberger

    Mac Guest

    Why does it bother you? Just curious. I find it a useful feature.
    Mac, Jun 13, 2007
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  3. I have a folder with over 100 zip files in it. That folder also has a
    couple of subfolders. If I try to expand the folder in the left pane,
    instead of just seeing my subfolders, it also lists all the zip files as
    folders. Apparently it has to determine the contents of all the zip files
    as it lists them, because it takes forever. Also, if you try to "save as"
    something in a folder with zip files in it, it also shows them all in the
    "save as" screen and sometimes will even lock up.
    I use Winzip, but even without Winzip and the registry fix applied, you can
    still open zip files by double clicking on them in the right pane.
    Menno Hershberger, Jun 13, 2007
  4. Menno Hershberger

    Lang Murphy Guest

    Thanks for the link; appreciated!

    Lang Murphy, Jun 13, 2007
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