Cannot open .zip files

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Robin, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. Robin

    Robin Guest

    My Windows XP has a built in zip utility that has worked fine until today.
    Now for some reason, it will not open .zip files when I try to open them
    from the internet. I have to download them onto my computer and then open
    them. It either pops up with "this file is corrupted" or when it opens the
    zip file, and I click on the files inside to open them, it does nothing...
    Can somone tell me what could have happened?
    Compaq Presario 5310
    Windows XP Home
    Robin, Aug 10, 2004
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  2. Robin

    John Guest

    It happened to me on my laptop. I could not get it to work again so I just
    installed WinZip.
    Problem solved.

    You can download it for free at and to stop it asking for
    registration you can register using Winzip as the name and 22740687 as the
    registration number.
    John, Aug 10, 2004
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  3. Robin

    Robin Guest

    Thanks! I will try that...
    Robin, Aug 10, 2004
  4. Robin

    Reid Decker Guest

    Since you have XP, try System Restore. Go back to before the problem.
    Reid Decker, Aug 10, 2004
  5. Robin

    Robin Guest

    That is the first thing I luck..
    Robin, Aug 10, 2004
  6. Robin

    Unk Guest

    Windows XP File Association Fixes
    Look at the last one in the list...

    ZIP Folder Association Fix (Restores default associations for ZIP Folders)
    Unk, Aug 10, 2004
  7. Robin

    Robin Guest

    Robin, Aug 10, 2004
  8. Robin

    Unk Guest

    You're welcome.

    Unk, Aug 10, 2004
  9. My pc: Pentium II, Win. 98, purchased 1999. I have discovered my .zip is
    corrupted. I went to the WinZip site and found several versions can be
    downloaded. My questions: Which one should I download to match my win 98
    and should I delete the old files I still have since they are corrupted. My
    zip file is in a folder by itself. I have the .exe file which will not work
    as it says it cannot locate the required .dll's. The .dll's are listed in
    the folder as separate files.
    Thank you for your help and information.
    Shirley Smith, Aug 11, 2004
  10. Robin


    Apr 26, 2008
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    The zip file maybe really corrupt. If necessary, you may try some tools to repair the corrupt file. There is a tool called Advanced Zip Repair. I have used it to repair many corrupt Zip files on my damaged disks successfully. You can just try the free demo. Hope this is useful.

    fyz, Jun 25, 2008
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