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    opening zip files in Windows Mail (Vista)

    Windows mail has started going bonkers when I try to open a zip file. It used to work fine. When I click on the paperclip in the upper right corner I get the "what do you want to do with this file" dialog box, & when I click on the "open" button it flips out & starts rapidly flashing a new window - it flashes so fast I cant read what it says at the top. I cant do anything else while this is going on except log off & log back on. If I let it go it stops after about 5 minutes & I get an error notice saying "the filename or extension is too long". Any suggestions how to straighten this out?

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    Re: opening zip files in Windows Mail (Vista)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    What happens if you save the .zip file to your Desktop and try to open it ??
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    Re: opening zip files in Windows Mail (Vista)

    Thanks for the suggestion - unfortunately, same thing happened! Then I looked a zip file I had created a while back - stored on my hard drive. - I can click on the zip flolder and the document it contains comes up & I can open that just fine. But if I try to open the zip file the same thing happens. Could it be the computer's trying to use the wrong program? When I right click on the zip folder & select "open with" I get a choice of internet explorer or itunes; what's the correct software for opening zip files? thanks again for your help!

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    Re: opening zip files in Windows Mail (Vista)

    Try the following:
    - Go to File association fixes for Windows Vista.
    - Click on zip in the lower left corner of the table of extensions.
    - Either open the .reg file directly, or download it to your hard disk and open it from there.

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    Re: opening zip files in Windows Mail (Vista)

    Well Dang! That fixed it.....thank you very much!

    Lee Hammack

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