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Search companion opens when you double-click a Compressed (zipped) folder in Windows XP

Published: July 29, 2005
Updated : April 28, 2006
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Symptom

When you double-click a Compressed (zipped) folder, Search companion may open. However, when you right-click and choose Open or Explore, they work fine.

Resolution

  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following location:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ CompressedFolder \ Shell

  • Backup the key to a file.
  • In the right-pane, right-click (default) and choose Delete. It should now read as (value not set)
  • Close Regedit

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