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Hi all
I have a funny problem which I cannot seem to fix, when I have a folder open and click on another folder inside the first folder it opens in a new window,

I have tried folder options, "open in same window" but it still opens in a new window.


hope you can help
thanks in advance
Mac
Im running Win XP Pro SP1 & rollup 2, IE6 SP1
 

yoyo

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#2
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.
 
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yoyo
I used the one for the folders, was a bit scared when I saw "type none in the value data box" I had visions of having no folders at all, so I backed up the registry just in case.

that fixed the problem, could you explain how this fixed it, if possible.

a big THANK YOU for your help.

Mac
 

yoyo

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#4
The none setting is the default. A bug in Folder Options causes this to change. After that when you doubleclick a folder in most cases a search window opens, or a command window or as in your case just a new Explorer window - depends on what options you have in the right click menu.

CAUSE
This problem occurs when you open the Edit File Type dialog box for the Drive or File Folder registered file types. For example, this problem occurs for folders if you complete the following procedure:
Open the folder, and then click Folder Options on the Tools menu.
Click File Folder in the Register file types list, and then click Advanced.
After you perform this procedure, the None setting is removed from the value data for the Default string value in the following registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

NOTE: This problem occurs even if you do not create a new action, edit existing actions, or change the default action in the Edit File Type dialog box.
 

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