Windows 10: File Explorer asking me to open a new application to compress a file into zip

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  1. File Explorer asking me to open a new application to compress a file into zip


    I'm having an issue where when I want to compress a file into zip in file explorer, it's asking me to open another application. Why is this happening? Doesn't File Explorer have the ability to zip a file for you as it does with unzipping? Please help.

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    Joshua Sang1, Oct 15, 2023
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  2. File Explorer Finding Zip *folders* (not the zip/compressed files within Zip folders)

    How do I use File Explorer's search feature to find Zip folders (not the zip/compressed files within Zip folders)?
     
    Innovation1000, Oct 15, 2023
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  3. Compress files??

    using upx? to compress exe files
    but you need to make it executable zip first then do upx
     
    micropage7, Oct 15, 2023
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  4. Arul_D Win User

    File Explorer asking me to open a new application to compress a file into zip

    .zip can't be set to File Explorer

    Hello Kathleen,

    I understand your concern, and we in Community will try to help you in the best possible way we can.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.


    • Type Default programs
      in the search bar and press enter

    • Click on choose default programs by file type

    • Select .zip
      and select File Explorer
    Also you can visit the below link Zip and unzip files.
    (Steps applies to Windows 10).

    Zip and unzip files - Microsoft Support

    Hope this helps. Post us with status we will be glad to help you.
     
    Arul_D, Oct 15, 2023
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