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Disabling Zip Folders in Windows Explorer
*Applies to: Windows XP*

Windows XP has built in support for Zip files and also has the ability to show the contents of a Zip file like a file folder.  This ability has caused problems with some software applications like AutoCAD and some others.  It is also important to disable this feature if you want to use third-party Zip programs like WinZip or PKZip to avoid any conflicts.  To turn off this feature follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Click on the Start button located in the task bar area.

Step 2 - Select the Run... option.  When the dialog box pops up type in regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll and click the OK button.

To re-enable the feature repeat Step 1 and select the Run... option.  When the dialog box pops up type in regsvr32 zipfldr.dll and click the OK button.