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Author Topic: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7  (Read 10398 times)

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A long time ago, someone saw a need for this tool (XP only)

Windows-XP-ZIP-Support-Control

I now see the need for a companion tool for Vista and Win7.
What do you think?

Here are the details on how this is done in Vista/Win7.
http://www.annoyance...c/show/article03-202

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Re: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 02:05:22 AM »
might be an overkill but i think "Ultimate Windows Tweaker" has an option for this.

http://www.winvistac...Windows_Tweaker.html

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Re: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 02:05:29 AM »
might be an overkill but i think "Ultimate Windows Tweaker" has an option for this.

http://www.winvistac...Windows_Tweaker.html

Thanks. I took a look and I couldn't find it in there.
Yes, for what I'm looking for it's definitely overkill.

I just wrote an article at Techie-Buzz and I'd love to be able to follow it up with how easy it is to request and get cool little tools like this at DC.
http://techie-buzz.c...p-file-behavior.html

Best wishes and thanks for the recommendation.

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Re: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 03:29:50 AM »
Will _attachment removed_ do?
_attachment removed_

[ edit ] (Does the same reg tweak work in Win7?) If so, I'll add support for it.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2009, 11:41:36 AM by scancode »

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Re: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 08:33:42 AM »
1.1.0 - Added Windows XP / 7 support!

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Re: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 12:18:12 AM »
That's what I was looking for. I see that it works nicely in XP. I am unable to test it in Vista or Win7 yet. I'm working on that and hope to have Win7 running soon.

Can we get someone to try it in Vista or Win7 for us and post the results here?

Thanks so much Scancode. I hope it wasn't too much trouble and that you enjoyed the challenge.

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Re: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009, 11:40:33 AM »
Crap! There's a problem with permissions under 7 and I assume Vista :|
Writing a fix at the moment :)

_The reg files don't work either_
« Last Edit: August 31, 2009, 01:41:38 PM by scancode »

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Re: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 01:45:47 PM »
Seems I choked on this coding snack :'(

Here's the NSIS sourcecode  if anyone wants to try/debug/play tetris on it.

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Re: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2009, 07:00:25 PM »
Hi Scancode,

Using a Nullsoft installer for this was a perfectly great idea. Perhaps it just needs to have the proper access.
Would this work?
http://vistasupport....as_administrator.htm

I also found this:
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This plug-in attempts to work around UAC installation problems on Vista. This plug-in allows your installer to operate with a user level process and an admin level process. This allows you to accomplish things that would otherwise be very difficult. For example, you can have an admin level installer launch another process at a user level. Or you can have an admin level installer create shortcuts at a user level.
http://nsis.sourceforge.net/UAC_plug-in

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« Last Edit: August 31, 2009, 07:08:13 PM by clif_notes »

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Re: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2009, 08:38:57 AM »
http://vistasupport....as_administrator.htm
http://nsis.sourceforge.net/UAC_plug-in

RequestExecutionLevel Admin

The script has admin access, I just need a way to find a way to change the reg key owner and permissions.
Will give it a shot today, was really frustrated yesterday :)

[ Edit ] - http://nsis.sourcefo...ccessControl_plug-in
Simple google search.

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Re: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2009, 10:56:55 PM »
Hi Scancode,

I finally have Win7 installed. So far, I'm not having any trouble adjusting to it. It's running quite well on my 5 year old laptop, which is not high-powered by any stretch of the imagination.

I look forward to hearing any updates you have on this coding snack. I will finally be able to test it.

Thanks to all and best wishes

Clif

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Re: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2009, 06:40:48 PM »
I look forward to hearing any updates you have on this coding snack. I will finally be able to test it.

I guess I'll drop WinXP support, release it, and call it a day. Booting my win7 VM

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Re: IDEA: Tool to Enable/Diable Default Zip Behavior in WinVista/Win7
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2009, 07:46:46 PM »
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