New ZIP file from right click in explorer?



Matt
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
I think I used to be able to right-click in a folder to make a new blank ZIP
folder. I don't have Winzip or anything, because the windows XP zipped
folders works fine, except that I can't make a new ZIP folder.
I'd like to be able to make an empty zip folder by right clicking in a
folder, but the registry keys for these things are a bit too complicated for
me. Can someone tell me how to make a registry key? or is there a better
way to easily create zipped files?

Bob [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
You can right-click on a file or folder, and then select
Send To -> Compressed (zipped) folder.

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"Matt" <matagara8a0a8a4@msn.com> wrote in message news:OOJYb61VFHA.4056@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>I think I used to be able to right-click in a folder to make a new blank ZIP
> folder. I don't have Winzip or anything, because the windows XP zipped
> folders works fine, except that I can't make a new ZIP folder.
> I'd like to be able to make an empty zip folder by right clicking in a
> folder, but the registry keys for these things are a bit too complicated for
> me. Can someone tell me how to make a registry key? or is there a better
> way to easily create zipped files?
>
>

Matt
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Nevermind.
After i typed my question i found that it has bees answered in another
post...
....or should i commend the people in this newsgroup for their speed?
answer recieved 32 min. before question sent in.

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Is the option there when you right click and select New? Compressed Folder? If so, then you may need to re-register the DLL that handles this.

Start, Run and enter REGSVR32 ZIPFLDR.DLL

If the entry is not there, the copy and paste the following into a Notepad file. Save the file with a REG extension and then double click the REG file you created to merge the information into the Registry.

<copy below this line>
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip\CompressedFolder\ShellNew]
"Data"=hex:50,4b,05,06,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

<copy above this line, including the blank line at the end>

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"Matt" <matagara8a0a8a4@msn.com> wrote in message news:OOJYb61VFHA.4056@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>I think I used to be able to right-click in a folder to make a new blank ZIP
> folder. I don't have Winzip or anything, because the windows XP zipped
> folders works fine, except that I can't make a new ZIP folder.
> I'd like to be able to make an empty zip folder by right clicking in a
> folder, but the registry keys for these things are a bit too complicated for
> me. Can someone tell me how to make a registry key? or is there a better
> way to easily create zipped files?
>
>


New ZIP file from right click in explorer?