Compressed folders

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Ripper2860, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. Ripper2860

    Ripper2860 Guest

    I want to "turn off" or disable MS compressed folders option, but I cannot recall how !! :confused:

    Anyone out there that can re-edumacate me ??

    Thanks in advance !! :)
     
  2. max

    max Guest

    i just install winrar or winzip and they automatically become default for compressed folders


    How to get rid of compressed files in Explorer's left panel :
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ClassicShell



    i dont know exactly how to disable it completly
     
  3. Ripper2860

    Ripper2860 Guest

    Thanks for the reply!! I found the answer I was looking for. I knew I had read it somewhere, but could not remember. Found it again while revisitng the http://www.tweaktown.com XP Tweak guides.

    Excerpt:

    Tweak #7 - ZIP Folders

    A really quick tweak... Windows XP has built-in support for .ZIP files, so that you can view them as normal folders. However, the system uses a sizeable portion of resources doing this, so disabling this feature can increase performance. It's easy to do, you just have to un-register the zipfldr.dll, by going to Start -> Run... and typing

    regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll

    then pressing Enter.


    A good read if you are into Tweaking XP and I assume everyone here is :D