You have a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
You enable the Remove Run menu from Start Menu Group Policy setting on this computer.
You open Windows Explorer, right-click a compressed file, and then click Extract All. You specify a valid path in the Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders dialog box, and then click Extract to extract the file.
In this scenario, you cannot extract the file. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination folder path is invalid. Please specify a different path.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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No prerequisites are required.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
Workaround for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods after you open the compressed file:
Drag the file to a new location.
Right-click the file, and then click Cut. Then, click Paste to put the file in a new location.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
How to enable the "Remove Run menu from Start Menu" Group Policy setting
To enable the Remove Run menu from Start Menu Group Policy setting, follow these steps:
Click Start, type Gpedit.msc in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password, type the password to continue.
If you are prompted for confirmation, click OK to continue.
In the console tree under User Configuration, click Administrative Templates.
In the details pane, double-click Remove Run menu from Start Menu, and then double-click Remove Run menu from Start Menu.
Click Enabled, and then click OK to apply the change.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Additional file information
Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7