Windows XP displays Zip files like folders.

If you have WinZip, WinRAR, etc., and don't want Windows to spend the cycles needed to display the Zip contents:

1. Open a CMD.EXE window.

2. Type the following command and press Enter:

regsvr32 /u /s %SystemRoot%\system32\zipfldr.dll

NOTE: To reinstate this functionality, use:

regsvr32 /s %SystemRoot%\system32\zipfldr.dll