Restore Missing “Compressed (Zipped) Folder” In Send to Menu

If the Compressed (zipped) Folder is missing from the Send To menu, here is how to restore them back, for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and Windows 10.

Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10

The Compressed (zipped) Folder icon is present in each user profile and also in the Default user profile. Follow these steps to restore the icon to your user account:

1. Click Start, type the following and press Enter:

%systemdrive%\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo



2. Right-click Compressed (zipped) Folder and choose Copy (Shortcut: CTRL+C)

3. Open the SendTo folder of your user profile. To do so, click Start, type the following and press Enter:

shell:sendto

4. Right-click an empty area in the folder, and choose Paste (Shortcut: CTRL+V)

Alternately, you can download zipfldr.zip, unzip and extract the enclosed file to your SendTo folder.

New Problem in Windows 10

A 0-byte Bluetooth icon may be preventing the Send To items from being displayed, including the Compressed (zipped) Folder. See the recent post Fix Send To Menu Showing Only Bluetooth Device in Windows 10

Windows XP

Click Start, Run and type:

rundll32 zipfldr.dll,RegisterSendto

In the background, a 0 byte file named Compressed (zipped) Folder.ZFSendToTarget will automatically be created in the %Userprofile%\SendTo folder.



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