Re: Compress Zip Folder Error Message


I don't think this is a permission problem. You said in a later message that you can compress files using 7zip. The same permission problem should have forbidden it.

Also, if you can still add and delete files, I see no permission problem with compressing them. And when you compress a file, you aren't changing the original. It makes no sense that you can work with files in general but that the compression of a file would present a permission problem.

This is an example of being skeptical if something doesn't make logical sense. Don't assume that a computer is smarter than you are. If something contradicts itself, skepticism is in order. I don't know what the problem is but I wonder if there is something corrupted in the zip utility itself.

Why do you want to reinstall Windows?


-----Original Message-----
From: Smiling?
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:04 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Compress Zip Folder Error Message

Maybe System Restore?

From: <> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 18:20
To: TechTalk <>
Subject: [TechTalk] Compress Zip Folder Error Message

Hi All,

On my Windows 7 Pro system I started getting the following message whenever I try to compress a file with the Windows default compression tool from the context menu.

Compressed (zipped) Folders Error
Unable to complete the operation.
Access is denied.

Can someone tell me how to fix this problem, please?! I've searched for a solution, but I don't understand exactly what to do with the steps I've found for changing permissions in the Security tab of the file I'm attempting to compress. All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks much.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

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