Zip files are folders

This is such a great "feature" of XP that it treats .zip files as folder. what if I want to use a real compression app like WinZip or WinRAR or god forbid Stuffit Expander. i do think it is great that XP has built in support for .zip files, but...then whenever you search the hard drive, it searches all your zip files. what if you have a lot of large zip files? this takes a LONG time. and I know THIS machine can do a search much snappier than it is. well I found the answer to disabling this "feature" at the NTFS board, I was pointed to this site which I have been to before. I also found the same hint at TweakXP which I have found to be another cool site for squashing annoyances. now my searches are really fast, they way they should be. here is the gist of the hack:

make XP leave zip files well alone by going to the RUN command and typing
   regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll

If you change your mind later, you can put things back as they were by typing
   regsvr32 zipfldr.dll

Comments (1)


Keep in ming that you can also get rid of the intergrated zips if you install WinZip or whatever.

This way, MS doesn't FORCE you to use their method, but allows you to use it if you choose.

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