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    Missing 'zip' function

    Daughter has ME...I was over at her house today, and I noticed that her 'Send to compressed file' option wasn't available.
    I checked in her Windows Setup in Add/Remove and it was checked for that function.
    I unchecked it, rebooted, waited for the 'ME System Update' function to do its' thing...then went back into the Setup again, re-checked the listing for Compressed File, rebooted, waited for the ME SUpdate to do its' thing again...but still no zip function available.
    Is there something in the Registry that I can re-add so as to make this function work?
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    Re: Missing 'zip' function

    I do NOT remember that Me came with a zipping program, I believe that you need to install one. There are several out there.

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    Re: Missing 'zip' function

    I've never used either ME or the compressed folders option, so this is a bit of a blind guess, but do you not need to have first created a compressed folder to send a file to?

    MSKB 272996: Description of Compressed Folders and Files With .Zip File Extensions in Windows Millennium Edition

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    Re: Missing 'zip' function

    ME does come with a zip program...although it is called 'compressed folder' ...at least the 'basic' is the WinZip' program that was part of my ME.
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    Re: Missing 'zip' function

    As shown in my attach here...the 'Send to the Compressed Folder' part is what is missing...maybe what she is missing is the zipfldr.dll ? Her ME is not OEM, but an upgrade from 98SE...whereas mine is an OEM ME (eMachines).
    I will have to check on her computer tomorrow to see if zipfldr.dll is listed anywhere on her system.
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    Re: Missing 'zip' function

    Hi Lonnie,

    See if this article helps. It's not specifically for ME, but it discusses the Compressed Folder function in general terms and what makes it work and how to set it up from scratch. HTH <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Missing 'zip' function

    Went to the link...did everything up to #2 in the 'How to install the Compressed Folder feature'...couldn't add the section shown in #2 after dragging it (the 329048.exe) to the Run - no room to add what is shown in the box in #2.
    #4 - same section...couldn't copy the 3 dll files - they were already in the Sysytem folder...sooo, I couldn't proceed to do #5 - I tried, but got a Windows error popup box...something about 'can't move it or whatever'.
    I checked in the SendTo folder...the Compressed folder icon WAS there...but, still no function in the SendTo option (previous scrn shot).
    Maybe there is something in the Registry that has to be added...value/string, etc.???
    Have no idea what to do next.

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    Re: Missing 'zip' function

    <center>
    <hr>no room to add what is shown in the box in #2<hr>
    </center> I'm not sure I understand what you mean here. At Start>Run you just type in the correct path to the file. There are no issues with room to add the section. Just keep typing and the text should be added to the line. I just copied and pasted the entire text from section #2 into my Run dialogue box. It sounds like you're halfway home and just need to complete the task and register those .dll files. I'd guess that for step #7 you should copy that file from your ME machine rather than using an XP file. The article was written for Win 2000, so an XP file would be called for there. But I don't believe it would be the same with ME since it's based on the Windows 9X platform. HTH
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    Re: Missing 'zip' function

    Guess I mis-interpreted the instructions... It stated to 'locate the file - 329048.exe - under the WU folder...and then drag it to RUN '...which I did, and it had the entire path 'highlighted' in the RUN box...so naturally, one can't see the 'balance' of what was in that box and how much space was available to type the rest.
    Guess I will just have to type - w/o 'dragging the file .exe' - as typed in the example in #2, but changing the location to /T:C:WINDOWSSYSTEM /C ,etc.
    I never got to #7...and there are no XP pc's involved. Have no idea on how to copy the 'compressed folder.zfsendtotarget' that is mentioned. All it shows in the SendTo folder are the various things (compressed folder, etc.), these are icons, not files. And, I have no idea what it is stating re: "simply copy this file into the SendTo folder at the Default User profile that is located in the documents and settings library'" ??? That's for XP users - ME doesn't have anything like that.

    In anycase...I can't do anything about this stuff until I can get to her house - whenever that will be...who knows...I have a weird work schedule...and she won't do anything about touching stuff like this (she doesn't do her updates, I do).

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    Re: Missing 'zip' function

    Maybe you ought to let sleeping dogs lie. Or you might want to try a System Restore before you start fooling around.
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    Re: Missing 'zip' function

    Well, she doesn't use the zip function very often...maybe 2x in 5 years???
    Guess I will leave it 'missing' for now...as I would be the one doing the 'system restore'...and I have no idea when it went 'missing' !
    I'm so used to seeing this function on my computer, I thought it would be a real easy job of getting it back on hers...oh well. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> .
    Thanks for your help...it was very much appreciated.

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    Re: Missing 'zip' function

    If your daughter performed an in-place upgrade, she would not have received the option to install Compressed Folders. This option is also not installed if you perform a typical install. You can use Add/Remove programs to install compressed folders, however. Simply open Add/Remove Programs, go to the "Components" tab (depending on her version of Windows Millennium, it could be called something different), choose "System Tools", and click "Details". Once there, please check "Compressed folders" and click "OK" to install the support files. If this does not work, you can try using a free program, such as ZipCentral. It is completely freeware, and has many features that WinZip does not have. Since ZipCentral frequently updates their web site, you can perform an MSN search to find the current ZipCentral web site.

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