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Associate Archive Types with PK Protect

If you want to open ZIP files and archives of other types in PK Protect just by double-clicking on them, you can associate these types of archives with PK Protect. Associating a type of file with a program tells Windows to use that program by default to open files of that type.

You can still open files of the associated types in other programs, but the files open in PK Protect by default. By default, PK Protect automatically checks when run to see if ZIP files are associated with PK Protect. If they are not, the Program Not Associated dialog opens when you run PK Protect. There you are asked if you want to associate ZIP files with PK Protect.

Windows 7/8

To associate ZIP files (files having a .zip extension) with PK Protect:

  1. Choose Yes through the Change Associations dialog. PK Protect is associated with .zip files and files of any of the other archive types currently selected (all supported archive types are selected by default). You can also open this dialog directly by choosing Change File Associations from the Help menu.
  2. To run PK Protect without making any new file associations, choose No. The dialog closes and PK Protect opens.

To select specific archive types to associate with PK Protect:

  1. Choose Change File Associations from the Help menu. The Windows Set associations for a program dialog opens, where you can select archive types to associate so that files of those types open in PK Protect by default. When you close that dialog, you return here, to the Program Not Associated dialog.
  2. To open PK Protect in the future without being invited to associate ZIP files, check the Do not ask me again box or go to Options > Miscellaneous. Uncheck Check for .ZIP association on start-up.

Windows 10

  1. You will get an Alert on the main PK Protect window. Click the Alert to display the Change File Associations icon.
  2. You will see a message: "To change your default apps, go to Settings > Apps > Default Apps." Click OK.
  3. Open the Windows Default Apps settings page as directed.
  4. Select ZIP and associate with PK Protect.
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