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

#1
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?

Thanks,
Patrick
 

Qumahlin

OSNN Veteran Addict
#2
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\shell
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\drive\shell

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


that oughta fix ya right up :)
 
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mavis

Guest
#3
Hey...

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

http://www.xp-erience.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8822

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!

mavis

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
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!
Patrick
 

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