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After you uninstall WinZip in Windows Millennium Edition (Me), the Windows Me Compressed Folders functionality does not work correctly. When you double-click a zipped or compressed file or folder, the Open With dialog box appears, prompting you to choose a program to use to view or decompress the file or folder.
The file association for compressed files and folders is a shared resource in the Windows Me registry. Uninstalling WinZip removes the shared resource from the registry and the file association is lost.
NOTE: The issue described in this article was resolved in WinZip 8.0(April 25, 2000). Please upgrade to this version.
To resolve this issue i previous versions, reinstall the Windows ME Compressed Folders feature:
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Article ID: 258575 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
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