Turn off Zip Folders in Windows

Windows XP will display your zip files as folders. This wouldn’t be so bad except that when you first open the folder containing many zip files Windows tries to index each of them. In our case we had folders that contained anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand. This would cause Windows explorer to hang, sometimes for quite a while, until it was done processing each zip file.

If you don’t want this to happen, open a Command Prompt (Start > Run and type CMD in the Open box, press OK) and type:

regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll

You can reverse the above command by typing:

regsvr32 zipfldr.dll

Tags: , , , ,

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 Tips and Tricks

Leave a Reply


Comments are moderated due to spammers. Your comments will not appear until I review and approve them. If you left a question I will answer as best I can so be sure to check back.