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    Unable to extract zip files since opening with Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 7

    Yesterday, I have downloaded some zip files into my PC running on Windows 7. While I was trying to extract those files, I have accidentally selected ‘Open With Windows Photo Viewer’ option. All zip files get changed after that and could not find which program can be used for extracting them. How can I fix up this problem?



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    expert Array
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    Re: Unable to extract zip files since opening with Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 7

    Get into ‘File Association Fixes for Windows 7’ website and go through the types of files listed on it. Find out ‘ZIP’ type and right click on it. Navigate through the menu pop up on the screen afterwards and click on ‘Save link as’ or ‘Save target as’ option. Then, download that file into the desktop. After that, right click on zip_fix_w7.reg file and choose the ‘Merge’ option. If you get a prompt message after that, click the ‘OK’ button available in it. You can then extract the zip files you want.

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    Re: Unable to extract zip files since opening with Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 7

    Hi friend,

    Here are the steps that you need to follow in order to get your problem solved:-


    1. Go to the Zip file that you want to extract.

    2. Right click on it and click on OPEN WITH and then click on CHOOSE PROGRAM.

    3. Then after a window will open with a list of programs to choose open your file.

    4. In that window you can find this WinRar option.

    5. Click on it and you can then click on OK.

    6. Then after the format of the file will be changed to Zip format.

    7. After that you can open that file with winrar.

    8. Just right click on it and click on Extract Here.

    Al your files will be extracted.

    Hope i have helped you in getting relevant information.

    All the best

    Thanking you...

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    Re: Unable to extract zip files since opening with Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 7

    Hello Friend ,

    You are having a trouble to extract zip files since opening with Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 7.

    You said that by mistakely changed the open with option to windows photo viewer .

    you have to change this from windows photo viewer to winzip or winrar a extractor software tool.

    Right Click on your file .

    Select Property .

    And click on change button in open with pane.

    and select winrar or winzip .

    and click on OK,.

    Now you can extract your file .


    I hope you will understand ,

    All the Best

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    Re: Unable to extract zip files since opening with Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 7

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say.............................

    1.Firstly go to the location where that file is present.

    2.Then you make a right click on that file.

    3.And then click on 'Properties' and open that file.

    4.Then you click on the option 'Change'.

    5.And then you select the WinRar file there.

    6.And at last you save all the changes.

    Have a nice day.............................

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    Re: Unable to extract zip files since opening with Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 7

    Hi..

    For this you need to Change your file format..

    For that Go to Right click file which you have changed as windows photo viewer..

    Right click and Choose Properties..

    Here click on Open with button..

    Now choose winrar option..

    Click on OK button..

    Before that you need to install winrar Software..

    Download winrar file from internet..

    Install it..

    Now Try to extract your zip files with winrar software..

    Sure it will work..

    Thank you..

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    Re: Unable to extract zip files since opening with Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 7

    Hello Friend,

    Well, to sort out the issue just right click on the file and then go to open with option. Now, you have to select other program form the list and there from the list of programs just select either Winrar or Winzip and click OK. Now, You can easily unzip the zip files to your Windows 7 based PC. Double click on the file and then select drive where you want to unzip the files. Whenever you face similar issue you have to use the same method to unzip the files to your system.

    Bye,

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    Re: Unable to extract zip files since opening with Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 7

    Hello friend,

    1.Its not a big problem,first of all open the browser,

    2.After this open the ''Winrar'' official website,

    3.Then please download the ''Winrar latest version and install your windows 7 system,

    4.Now restart your system and right click to the zip files,

    5.After this open with Winrar and normally extract zip files,

    6.I hope this information use full to you,

    Thank you,

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    Re: Unable to extract zip files since opening with Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 7

    Regarding this problem..

    first, you can connect your system with internet..
    then download the latest with supported version "winrar application"..
    and install in your system..

    now, you can RIGHT CLICK THE ZIP FILE in your system..
    then choose extract here option..
    it automatically extract the "normal folder" in same location..

    it surely help you..
    thanks..

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