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Author Topic: oops! How to reset Vista to be default zip handler?  (Read 2668 times)
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« on: November 24, 2009, 06:13:33 PM »

I was sleepy and made 7-zip my default zip operator, by mistake. I prefer Vista to once again be the one opening my zip containers, in Explorer, but I cannot figure out to reset the option; it isn't explorer.exe. How & where, please?
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 06:19:08 PM »

this might do it Curt
http://www.vistax64.com/t...file-support-restore.html
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 06:21:25 PM »


actually I'm suprised - both links I got seem to go with changing the registry - is Vista so difficult?? (maybe I shouldnt have posted - I'm only an XP user)

other link:
http://www.mydigitallife....back-to-original-default/
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 07:24:29 PM »

What happens if you uninstall 7-zip and then reinstall it with the correct associations? Does it reset the original association or just leave zip files in limbo?

Similarly what happens if you changes the setting in 7-zip preferences?
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 08:46:52 PM »

you may want to check out this tool by scancode that toggles default Zip settings in Vista/Win7.

http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=19703.0
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 09:51:53 PM »

i may have to add another 'oops!' to the title thread as scancode unfortunately had a hdd crash and is trying to get the utility back on-line. smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009, 04:06:56 AM »

Oh, I didn't even get to see the posts from Carol and lanux before the first link from Tom was installed on my PC. And it works! Thank you, Tom, and thanks to all of you!


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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009, 05:57:04 AM »

I know you've already fixed it but couldn't you have just turned off the associations in 7Zips options dialog ?
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