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Winzip 12 launches Internet explorer!!

by zanada / December 15, 2011 7:39 PM PST

Whenever I use winzip to Zip or Unzip it only opens IE which starts to flash without stop.
I then need to restart a new session.
XP pro.
No Virus I scanned.
I re-installed Winzip.
I've read of one other instance like this online but no one had a solution

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Luckily ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 15, 2011 7:50 PM PST

in normal cases you don't need Winzip to zip or unzip, because zip-files (named: compressed folders) are fully supported by Windows XP. So this behavior wouldn't be a problem.

If you feel you need a separate program for some reason you didn't disclose, try 7Zip or Tugzip. Both are free (while Winzip isn't) and might contain all functionality you need.


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by zanada / December 16, 2011 6:50 AM PST
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I've narrowed it down to a problem when double clicking the zip file.
Its when I double click the .zip file that IE starts up and goes bezerk. If I right click the zip file and choose winzip to open the file it opens correctly.

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Sounds like
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 16, 2011 6:57 AM PST
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a "Files association" problem.

Try again, right click, select "Open with", then Browse, then select WinZip and make sure the setting, "Always use this program to open this type of file", is selected.


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thank you
by zanada / December 16, 2011 9:48 AM PST
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It is selected for (winzip) to start.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I guesse curruption at some level. Just won't use the double click.
Not the end of the world. An alternate exist I'll use it.
Have great weekend

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I agree that it sounds like a file association problem.
by Edward ODaniel / December 16, 2011 9:59 AM PST
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If you open a command prompt and type assoc .zip you should get a return line reading .zip-winzip (note: you will need to press the enter\return key after typing each command)

If you get something else type assoc .zip=winzip

Now type ftype winzip and you should get a return that reads WinZip=c:\program files\winzip\winzip32.exe "1%" (your own actual path may be different but it should point to the winzip executable)

If the return you got was not pointing to the winzip executable type ftype WinZip=C:\Program Files\Winzip\winzip32.exe "%1" (substitute the actual path to your own winzip executable)

Both WinZip and IE should be acting properly now regarding zip files.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 16, 2011 9:15 PM PST

My own knowledge of command line options is sorely lacking.


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(NT) That is some realy solid advice. Can't wait to get to the pc
by zanada / December 16, 2011 11:29 PM PST
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