July 15, 2009

Restore file association for ZIP files in Windows

This is a minor annoyance to Vista users -- less vexing than the now-blackened and disabled QuickTime controller bar which makes QT Movie NoteTaker useless.
If the file association for ZIP files in Windows Vista get changed, it's not straightword how to change them back to the built-in Microsoft functionality. This will restore .zip files to their original Windows Explorer associations, courtesy of VistaHeads:

Go to the Start Menu
Type "command" in the Search box
Then right click on "Command Prompt" shown on top
Select "Run as Administrator"
In the Command window, type (or right-click and paste):

assoc .zip=CompressedFolder

You could also use an automatic technique from Winhelponline in File association fixes for Windows Vista.

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