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Restore .zip association back to Windows default Compressed (zipped) Folder program

Windows can unzip compressed files / folders out of the box. Sometimes other programs are installed to take advantage of more options which the Windows compression tool doesn’t have. But sometimes a user does some of this magic and tries to open a .zip file with another program which of course won’t extract the contents. When you are on a RDS server you cannot change the default behavior back so I had to find a different solution.

For this you will need to know the SID of the user!

Start regedit and go to the following key:

HKEY_USERS\<SID>\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.zip

Now you can safely remove the folder called : UserChoice

zip-file-userchoice

Now you’re user will get the default setting back!

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