On Windows computers ZIP files can be opened on Windows Explorer by default using Windows ZIP file associations. Windows can open ZIP files using any other programs like 7-zip, Bitser, WinRAR, etc. which takes over the default program upon installation. When these applications are uninstalled, Zip files will fail to open properly. You can solve this problem by resetting the default program as Windows Explorer.
Methods to set Windows Explorer as default program:s
There are various methods using which Windows Explorer can be set as default program in the computer. Few are as explained below:
Method 1: Changing ‘Open with’ properties of ZIP file
Method 2: Using command prompt
Method 3: By editing registry keys in Windows 7 and 8
You can find many other methods for setting WE as default program to open ZIP file. If none of the methods work out for you to open ZIP file normally and access its files, then you start worrying. Don’t get disappointed, still there is a way to open ZIP archive. When ZIP file associations cannot be processed and .Zip file fails to open, then you can fix it using suitable ZIP repair software.
Zip file association repair tool:
Yodot Zip Repair software is the best solution to fix problem with .Zip file association on Windows computers. It has simple interface but powerful internal scanning mechanism that can fix ZIP/ZIPX files that are corrupt or not opening for any reasons. You can use this tool on computers/notebooks running with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and latest Windows 8 operating systems. Besides this, if the ZIP files are saved in external devices, then you can fix its issue by just connecting the device to the computer where this Zip file repair software is installed.
Procedural steps to fix ZIP file association:
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