Fixing Zipped (Compressed) Folders on Vista

If you get into the situation when the built-in ZIP support of Windows Vista no longer works (e.g. Install then remove PowerArchiver!) here is the solution. Simply copy the text below into a text file with a .reg extension then double click and respond Yes to "merge" into the registry.
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.gz]
"PerceivedType"="compressed"
"Content Type"="application/x-gzip"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.gzPersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTMIMEDatabaseContent Typeapplication/x-gzip]
"Extension"=".gz"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTPROTOCOLSFiltergzip]
@="AP GZIP Encoding/Decoding Filter "
"CLSID"="{8f6b0360-b80d-11d0-a9b3-006097942311}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.zip]
"PerceivedType"="compressed"
"Content Type"="application/x-zip-compressed"
@="CompressedFolder"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.zipCompressedFolder]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.zipCompressedFolderShellNew]
"Data"=hex:50,4b,05,06,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"ItemName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,
  6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,
  00,7a,00,69,00,70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,
  2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,39,00,34,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.zipOpenWithProgids]
"CompressedFolder"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.zipPersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{888DCA60-FC0A-11CF-8F0F-00C04FD7D062}]
@="Compressed (zipped) Folder SendTo Target"
"FriendlyTypeName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,
  00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,
  32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,
  00,2c,00,2d,00,31,00,30,00,32,00,32,00,36,00,00,00
"NeverShowExt"=""
"NoOpen"="Drag Files onto this icon to compress them."
"EditFlags"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{888DCA60-FC0A-11CF-8F0F-00C04FD7D062}DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,
  70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{888DCA60-FC0A-11CF-8F0F-00C04FD7D062}InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,
  70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{888DCA60-FC0A-11CF-8F0F-00C04FD7D062}ShellEx]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{888DCA60-FC0A-11CF-8F0F-00C04FD7D062}ShellExDropHandler]
@="{888DCA60-FC0A-11CF-8F0F-00C04FD7D062}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{b8cdcb65-b1bf-4b42-9428-1dfdb7ee92af}]
@="Compressed (zipped) Folder Context Menu"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{b8cdcb65-b1bf-4b42-9428-1dfdb7ee92af}InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,
  70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{BD472F60-27FA-11cf-B8B4-444553540000}]
@="Compressed (zipped) Folder Right Drag Handler"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{BD472F60-27FA-11cf-B8B4-444553540000}InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,
  70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{ed9d80b9-d157-457b-9192-0e7280313bf0}]
@="Compressed (zipped) Folder DropHandler"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{ed9d80b9-d157-457b-9192-0e7280313bf0}InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,
  70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}]
@="CompressedFolder"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,
  70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}Implemented Categories]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}Implemented Categories{00021490-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@=hex(0):
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,
  70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}ProgID]
@="CompressedFolder"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=dword:200001a0
"UseDropHandler"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFolder]
@="Compressed (zipped) Folder"
"FriendlyTypeName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,
  00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,
  32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,
  00,2c,00,2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,39,00,35,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFolderCLSID]
@="{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFolderDefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,7a,00,69,00,
  70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFoldershell]
@="none"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFoldershellfind]
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:00000080
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFoldershellfindcommand]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,
  00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,
  65,00,00,00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFoldershellfindddeexec]
@="[FindFolder("%l", %I)]"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFoldershellfindddeexecapplication]
@="Folders"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFoldershellfindddeexectopic]
@="AppProperties"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFoldershellOpen]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFoldershellOpenCommand]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,
  00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,
  65,00,20,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,
  00,25,00,4c,00,00,00
"DelegateExecute"="{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFolderShellEx]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFolderShellExContextMenuHandlers]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFolderShellExContextMenuHandlers{b8cdcb65-b1bf-4b42-9428-1dfdb7ee92af}]
@="Compressed (zipped) Folder Menu"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFolderShellExDropHandler]
@="{ed9d80b9-d157-457b-9192-0e7280313bf0}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFolderShellExStorageHandler]
@="{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCompressedFolderShellExContextMenuHandlers{b8cdcb65-b1bf-4b42-9428-1dfdb7ee92af}]
@="Compressed (zipped) Folder Menu"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTMIMEDatabaseContent Typeapplication/x-zip-compressed]
"Extension"=".zip"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerFileExts.zip]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerFileExts.zipOpenWithProgids]
"CompressedFolder"=hex(0):
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTApplicationszipfldr.dll]
"NoOpenWith"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSystemFileAssociations.zip]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSystemFileAssociations.zipCLSID]
@="{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}"
 

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