Q. How can I stop Windows XP from displaying Zipped files like folders?

Windows XP displays Zip files like folders.

If you have WinZip, WinRAR, etc., and don't want Windows to spend the cycles needed to display the Zip contents:

1. Open a CMD.EXE window.

2. Type the following command and press Enter:

regsvr32 /u /s %SystemRoot%\system32\zipfldr.dll

NOTE: To reinstate this functionality, use:

regsvr32 /s %SystemRoot%\system32\zipfldr.dll

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