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    Question Windows XP Folder Problem

    Last week I ended up with a problem.
    When I click on any folder on the right side window of Windows Explorer, instead of that folder, search window opens up.
    If I click on same folder on left window of windows explorer, folder open up normal.
    I don't have that problem before. I controlled folder settings and view settings but I couldn't find out anything.
    Any help?

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    Go to start,run type in;sfc /scannow notice the space between the sfc /.Make sure you have your XP disc in the cdrom/dvd player.
    If the above doesn't help you.
    How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting;http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;307545
    Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einsten

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    SFC won't help because it does not address the problem.

    http://www.windowsbbs.com/windows-xp...ng-folder.html

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    The first thing I'd suggest is a virus scan. I'd recommend using Malwarebyte's (http://www.malwarebytes.org/) as it's still about the best (if not the best) standalone scanner. If that doesn't come up with anything perhaps if you re-download Windows Explorer (or find it on the XP disc). That should fix any issues caused by explorer itself being corrupted. Otherwise I'd advise trying some registry scans see if anything comes up there.
    Current Machine:HP Compaq 6910p with 4GB RAM, Core2Duo @ 2.20 GHz, Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family, Avast free, Malwarebyte's free, TP-Link wireless card (as the built in card has nothing but problems with empty solutions): The card identifies as "Atheros AR922X Wireless Network Adapter". [Not the best machine but it does internet, docs, and vids, and some games (PvZ, Spore)]

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    Thumbs up

    And the award for best answer goes to : ack post #3
    Good find ack. That's an old post ,but as valid today as it was then.

    Thanks, it helped me out as well on 1 of my systems.

    Pete E.
    Last edited by DiggerP; 2011-06-30 at 20:12.

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