Problem with compressed files
I've just received a new PC (Windows XP Home SP2) and there's a really annoying problem.
After installing a game I found that its directories are working as Zip archives. That is, if in Windows Explorer I click on a zip file, Windows automatically extracts and displays the files and sub-directories. Double-clicking the file does not open Winzip as it should. I think this feature is causing part of the game (Far Cry) to fail.
I realise that this is a standard Windows feature and in some circumstances is desirable, but in this case I need to disable it. If I click on a zip file nothing should happen except to select the file (i.e. the same as for any other files). If I double-click the file it should open Winzip.
The Windows help tells you how to enable this feature - but as far as I can see it doesn't tell you how to turn it off, if it's possible.
So my question is this: how can I disable this feature or, alternatively, how can I configure Windows to stop it if I re-install the game?