Open Apple Pages .pages files in Windows

Quick fix for Grammie.   Someone had sent her some .pages files and she couldn’t open them on Windows 7.    Turns out that they are a Winzip compatible file archive with a PDF preview in them.      Since she doesn’t even have Winzip installed, I simply exported, edit, and imported the .zip registry entry so the Windows File Explorer would do the trick.       It ended up looking like this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pages]
"PerceivedType"="compressed"
"Content Type"="application/x-zip-compressed"
@="CompressedFolder"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pages\CompressedFolder]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pages\CompressedFolder\ShellNew]
"Data"=hex:50,4b,05,06,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
"ItemName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
  6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
  00,7a,00,69,00,70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
  2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,39,00,34,00,00,00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pages\OpenWithProgids]
"CompressedFolder"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.pages\PersistentHandler]
@="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"

I’m not sure if all those GUID and Shell data values are universal, but if importing the above doesn’t work, I’m sure you can figure out the same export/edit trick I did.  Note you need to logout and login again to restart the base explorer shell.   Enjoy.

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