Unable to create new Compressed (Zipped) Folder in Vista


I am unable to create a new compressed (zipped) folder in my Vista machine.  I can right click on the desktop or within a folder and when I slide down to "New" the option for a compressed (zipped) folder is not there.  I had a program called PeaZip installed that handled .zip files among other files, and I thought that was the problem, so I uninstalled it and that did nothing.  Then I found a site that said I should copy the Compressed (zipped) folder from c:\users\default\appdata\microsoft\windows\sendto and paste it in the directory c:\users\<my user name>\appdata\microsoft\windows\sendto (I tried to remember the pathnames by memory, I'm sure you get the point if I missed a folder somewhere in there).

That solution didn't fix the problem.  In fact, it didn't seem to do anything.  Any help with this problem is greatly appreciated.

Also, I was unsure which forum to put this in, as "Files and Folders" would seem more appropriate if it were a category.  I apologize if I selected an inappropriate forum.

1st 3 here should fix you up

How to Restore the Built-in ZIP File Support in Vista

How to Turn Compressed Folders On or Off in Vista

Restore Default Vista File Extension Type Associations


How to Unassociate a File Extension Type in Vista - and a utility to help

Restore and Reset File Association in Windows Vista Back to Original Default

Reset and Fix Broken Windows Vista File Ext and Type Associations (Include EXE, COM, SYS, ZIP, LNK,
Folder, Drive)

File association fixes for Windows Vista

Hope this helps.

Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - past Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - 2021
Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 2,450 Applies to: