Downloaded zip files "blocked" when trying to extr

malcyboodmalcybood Member Posts: 900 ■■■□□□□□□□
I've got an issue in XP with file blocking.

I've downloaded the videos from the CCNA Prep Center and they come in Zip files. When I try to extract them or access them by double clicking I get an error message saying the files are blocked.

I searched the web and found the apparent fix

- right click file
- properties
- unblock

but even though it is unblocked this way I still get the same error when I try to right click the file then extract all

I thought about maybe trying to mess aabout with this in Safe Mode but I think I've screwed something up on my disk by partitioning my driver for a Dual Boot linux system. Machine just hangs on the Safe Mode driver "gobbledygook screen.

Anyone had the file blocking issue before in XP?


  • forbeslforbesl Member Posts: 454
    Check your .zip file settings in the Control Panel under "Folder Options ----> File Types"
  • malcyboodmalcybood Member Posts: 900 ■■■□□□□□□□
    It all looks fine in there and setup the same as my work laptop, but what am I checking for?
  • forbeslforbesl Member Posts: 454
    OK...since the settings are the same as your work laptop, try this:
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    what is the exact error message
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  • malcyboodmalcybood Member Posts: 900 ■■■□□□□□□□
    "Windows has blocked access to these files to help protect your computer"

    This is with doing right click - extract all

    There is a link to Windows Help on "How do I unblock these files" but it just suggests the first fix I tried.......File properties - Unblock

    Windows firewall is disabled as I use Norton.
  • sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Are you logged in as an admin?

    You don't have Windows Defender installed do you?
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  • malcyboodmalcybood Member Posts: 900 ■■■□□□□□□□
    sprkymrk wrote:
    Are you logged in as an admin?

    You don't have Windows Defender installed do you?

    Yes my account has administrator rights

    Don't have windows defender installed.

    Would running a 3rd party zip program make any difference? Thought I'd ask before I install one
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