Vista Home cannot open pwd protected zip

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Jake, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Jake

    Jake Guest


    We have an application which use password protected zip files as backup
    solution. The files are zipped and unzipped by the application itself.

    It works nicely for any other OS than Vista Home Edition.

    Does Vista have any security setting which disallow applications to open
    and use password protected zip archives?

    Please help us find and disable this 'feature' so we can have Vista
    behave like XP in this area. Thanks a lot in advance.


    Jake, Feb 6, 2009
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  2. My *guess* is that running the application in Administrator Mode might do
    the trick.

    Right click on its shortcut and select "Run as administrator".
    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 6, 2009
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  3. Jake

    Jake Guest

    Thanks, and I will ask the client to try this.

    However I would also like to know which setting is the offending one in
    this case. Anyone having a clue on where Vista is governing its
    sceptisism agaings password protected zip files...?


    Jake, Feb 6, 2009
  4. Jake

    RalfG Guest

    Guessing it's something in the file ownership, policies and permissions from
    the PC the ZIP file was created on. Vista Home has fewer security settings
    than Business or Premium, and no settings for group policies AFAIK.
    RalfG, Feb 7, 2009
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