Easy Question(I hope)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by MonkeyShines, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. MonkeyShines

    MonkeyShines Guest

    OK,I was fooling around with customizing my folders and stuff,something I do regularly,never had a prob before. This time though,it changed the menu to open folders. It wanted to "Search" when I double click on a folder instead of opening it.I went into folder options>file types>...looking at the "file folder" type,and at the Advanced tab,there was no command to "Open". I have to open each folder by right clicking and selecting open,and it's annoying.

    Do I have to make a command in there to "Open" and set it to default,or what?And choose what opens a file folder? It also opens everything in separate windows.

    Any help appreciated.

    BTW,Sys.Restore is off so that is a no go.
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Backup the registry first & see how this goes>

    Start Registry Editor (Regedit).
    Locate and then click the Default value under the following keys in the registry

    if this problem occurs with drives:

    If this problem occurs with folders:

    Click Modify on the Edit menu.
    Type none in the Value data box, and then click OK.
    Quit Registry Editor.
  3. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

    Open is under the "folder" type, not "file folder"
  4. MonkeyShines

    MonkeyShines Guest

    OK,when I do that,it gives me a Program Not Found box

    yadayada Type in the Executable file to be used instead

    Hang on a few,I got a reg backup from a few days ago,lemme check that out.
  5. MonkeyShines

    MonkeyShines Guest

    As I try to open program files by double clicking,it asks for an .exe to open it. Like when I put in none,like you said,it says it can't find none.exe. I can open the files by right click,selecting explore,but that's it.

    All this started from changing a damn icon,lol,geeesh!:rolleyes:
  6. MonkeyShines

    MonkeyShines Guest

    DOH! I feel like a moron.LMAO

    Simple. I was looking at the .Folder in the registry and noticed that the "Value Data" was set as "folder"...

    So I went to the shell that you mentioned and said,what the heck,put "file" in it,and bingo,thats it.

    Thanks for your help,I'm not here too awful much,but this is where I learned all the tricks of XP,you all rule!:cool: