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Enable/disable Windows XP's built-in zip support

Windows XP provides built-in zip support so that you can open compressed .zip files as if they were folders.  However, if you use a third-party program, such as WinZip, XP's built-in zip handling might get in the way, also, having it enabled tends to slow down file searches and Windows Explorer opening, especially if you have many of them or very large ones. 

To disable XP's zip support, perform the following steps: 

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1. Select Run from the Start menu and enter
regsvr32 /u %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll
2. Click OK.
3. Restart the computer.

To enable XP's zip support, perform the following steps: 

1. Select Run from the Start menu and enter 
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll
2. Click OK.
3. Restart the computer.



Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
Last updated: May 4th 2004
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