Allow Opening of .zip files in Adobe Reader XI

18 Sep

Here is a fix that doesn’t require the sender to change anything. Note that this requires changing registry keys, so always be careful in there.

  1. Open Regedit.exe
  2. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\11.0\FeatureLockDown\cDefaultLaunchAttachmentPerms
  3. Locate in the value list, .ZIP:3 and edit to read .ZIP:1 this changes the behaviour to prompt the user for an action (save or open).
  4. Close Regedit and open Adobe.

And now you should be able to open .zip files from inside Adobe Acrobat.

Note:  It is not advisable to edit Windows Registry manually.  This is to be done by Advanced Users only.  Inappropriate edit may cause system crash also.

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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Tips and Tricks


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