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Lost XP Unzip Function.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management
 
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Q:
I have Windows XP and Instead of the easy built in unzip program I get this program that wants to open them now. How do I change it back?

A:
Sometimes zip programs come bundled with other software you install and it takes over whenever you want to open a zipped file. Win XP has a built in way to extract zip files that allows you to just drag and drop so why mess with something third-party?

Anyway, putting it back is pretty easy. Just right-click the zipped file and go to “Open With” then “Choose Program”.

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Next select “Compressed (zipped) Folders” and make sure you check the box “Always use the selected program…”

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Now whenever you download a zipped file you’ll have the ease of using XP’s built in feature.

~David

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