By default ZIP files are opened using compressed folders in Windows Vista. Even if you install a 3rd party software like 7-Zip or WinRAR and set the zip files association with these applications, Vista continues to open zip files using the inbuilt compressed folders. If you want 7-Zip or WinRAR or your favorite zip program, you can follow instructions in this article. This article is written for WinRAR but same procedure works for any zip program.
- You need administrator level access for this procedure to work.
- Open Registry Editor by opening Start Menu