Nothing happens when I try to send files / folders to Compressed (zipped) folder

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For a while now, I've been unable to send files or folders to Zipped folder from windows explorer. The option is there, but when I click on it, nothing happens.

It seems others have had similar problems, but in their cases, the option has been greyed out, or another program has taken over as the default .zip program.

If I type "regsvr32 %windir%/system32/zipfldr.dll" into a run command, I get the following error:

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[Window Title]
RegSvr32

[Content]
The module "C:\WINDOWS/system32/zipfldr.dll" was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found.

Make sure that "C:\WINDOWS/system32/zipfldr.dll" is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again.

[OK]
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Very annoying, I'm not confident enough to go hacking around the registry without some direct help, but maybe there's an easy option, or something simple I'm missing?

Appreciate anyone's help on this!

I ran into this issue as well. However my fix was much easier. My file names and paths were too long to be zipped. There was no warning.

I resolved it by copy-pasting the directory to another with a shorter path.

e.g. from /this/path/is/way/too/ooo/ooo/oo/long to /home/Desktop

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I've copied the comments from this link mentioned earlier - http://david-homer.blogspot.com.br/2014/06/when-using-send-to-compressed-zipped.html

When using the "Send to compressed (zipped) folder" context menu item nothing happens

I've recently had a problem when using the "Send to compressed (zipped) folder" context menu item nothing happens on Windows 8.1.

Looking further into this I found that it worked most folders just not the one I wanted to ZIP.

After a while I realised that I had a Visual Studio project source code in this folder that had that annoying deep object folder problem and it seems that when you click "Send to compressed (zipped) folder" if there is an exceptionally deep directory structure in the folder you are zipping, the compression may fail but show no error.

I use the following tried and tested RoboCopy method for removing these broken directories with exceptionally deep paths that you can't delete with Windows Explorer.

@echo off
cls
mkdir emptyfolder
robocopy emptyfolder "path\to\obj" /MIR
rmdir emptyfolder
rmdir "path\to\obj"
pause

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I can see that this could be a potential problem, however at the moment this is working fine again as far as I can see - if I have the issue again I guess I'll have to check out the file structure, maybe that could be the issue.

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I had the same problem, when clicked on send to compressed file nothing happened, then i found out that when you have a deep folder structure, windows fails to zip and doesn't show any errors. As it is explained here: http://david-homer.blogspot.com.br/2014/06/when-using-send-to-compressed-zipped.html

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Check whether your file does not have the extension. Remember that Windows explorer does not allow creating folders beginning with dot, even though the underlying system can handle them.

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I realise that I'm quite late to answering this question but I was having the same problem when trying to zip a folder and it seemed that nothing happened and no error was shown.

I right clicked and copied the folder, then pasted it to the same directory, during the copy a dialog told me there were several files in the folder that where too long to be copied, so I clicked skip. Then right clicked the copied folder and sent to zip and it worked.

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Comments
  • I have the same problem. Did you ever find a solution to this?
  • No but this problem did sort itself out in the end. I do remember it reoccurring once though.
  • I just used 7-zip - free and did the job
  • You should explain it here, because this link can sooner or later be unavailable, in that case your answer could be not helpful.
  • That's helpful to know, thanks. But the files do not begin with a dot. Whether i right click > Send to > Zipped file, or whether i go to Share > Zip, neither seems to work. They aren't greyed out, and they highlight when clicked, but nothing happens. So strange...