Windows Explorer default action problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by blinden, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    As you can see, "search" is the default option and when I double click a folder, it doesn't open the folder but the search window comes up. Im' not sure how I did this, but I think it happened after I was fooling around with >folder options>file types>.

    Now when I go there, there isn't even the open option to add as default. I tried adding it manually by adding "Open" and using the application "explorer.exe" and that works, however it opens a new window every time instead of staying in the same window.

    WindowsXP SP1

    So, any thoughts?

    Thanks
    --Brandon
     
  2. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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

    if this problem occurs with drives:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell

    If this problem occurs with folders:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

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



    The problem is caused by a bug in Folder Options


     
  3. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hey, thanks bro *highfive*

    I looked around but I didn't know what exactly to search for to answer that. I suppose this is just an OS error then?

    anyways, thanks.