Unable to remove ISO file extension

By jackgreat
Dec 10, 2008
  1. Hello Everyone,

    I am using a Windows XP (SP3) pc. I installed winzip 12 which has associated itself with various file extensions (like zip, .z etc)

    Now i have a image file (ISO) which opens in winzip as it has associated itself with ISO extension. I do not want any application to be associated with ISO.

    First I opened winzip and went to it file extension properties, here I unchecked ISO and clicked ok. But it did not work. Then i tried to remove ISO from folder properties. I am prompted are you sure, then when i click yes nothing happens. I tried it on another extension and that was removed.

    Thus I am puzzled why iso file extension is not getting removed.

    If anyone can help me out it would be great.


  2. jackgreat

    jackgreat TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Any help would be appreciated.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Why does it bother you? It doesn't do any harm at all. Do you want another program to launch when you double-click an ISO file?
  4. jackgreat

    jackgreat TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    remove extension

    Well I know its not doing any harm to my pc but as an end user if i do not want iso extention to remain (for whatever reasons) it should go.
  5. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    I cannot quite imaging why winzip should offer access to .iso fles, since they are bit-for-bit disk images, but yes, it does. It is however, a new feature, and doubtless the inability to remove it from the list of associations is a bug. You could take this up directly with winzip via contact us on the winzip website.
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