Unable to create new Compressed (Zipped) Folder in Vista

Hello,

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.
 

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 2,432 Applies to:
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Hi,

1st 3 here should fix you up

How to Restore the Built-in ZIP File Support in Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/65254-zip-file-support-restore.html

How to Turn Compressed Folders On or Off in Vista
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/93827-zip-file-compressed-folders.html

Restore Default Vista File Extension Type Associations
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/233243-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

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How to Unassociate a File Extension Type in Vista - and a utility to help
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91920-unassociate-file-extention-type.html

Restore and Reset File Association in Windows Vista Back to Original Default
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/06/22/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)
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/06/22/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
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.html

Hope this helps.

Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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