Ahhhhhhhhhhh.... Help Me Plz !!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by patrick, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

    I carefully created a new account so that if I were to screw something up I could delete the account and there wouldn't be any problems.
    What I didn't realise was that File Type changes are global and that I've just screwed the settings on all the accounts.

    I was trying to change the default folder icon through Tools>Folder Options. I swear I clicked nothing other than File Folder>Advanced>Change Icon, but now, every time I double click on a folder it opens a command window with the folder I double clicked in the command line. (I do have powertoys installed but the problem wasn't because of it). If I right click on a folder it shows "command window" at the top in bold as if it is the default but I couldn't find a way to change the default.

    Any ideas?

  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator


    Set the value for each of these keys to the word: none

    that oughta fix ya right up :)
  3. mavis

    mavis Guest


    Same thing happened to me... I wrote about in this thread:


    The solution was a system restore, so I hope you have a recent restore point to roll back to...? :) If I were you I would avoid changing anything in the file types list that doesn't actually have an extension (like Audio CD: NONE, Folder: NONE) because that's what seems to have caused the problem for both of us. If you want to change your default folder icon, I would recommend simply hacking your shell32.dll, and there's a tutorial about it in this forum.

    Hope that helps!


    edit: looks like Qumahlin beat me to it - I wish I had known about that registry trick when I jacked my system up last week! :)
  4. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

    Thanks heaps!
    Qumahlin, I changed "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\shell" to the "none" value as you said and it worked!
    Geesh, I've been fretting about that for over an hour now and to think that it was just one little word giving me such a headache!

    Mavis, fortunately I didn't have to do a system restore. Though, I was wondering-
    does the "system restore" feature restore all your old files or just settings?
    And windows does the backup automatically right?

    Thanks again!