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    Windows 7 explorer - double-click does not open folder

    Recently, default behaviour in Windows Explorer (Win 7 Pro-64 bit) has changed.

    Double-click on a folder no longer opens the folder. Right click menu shows the default (bold) action is "Search...." - though double-click on a file, within a folder, launches the associated application, as expected. How may I restore the default behaviour?

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    Joe - I suppose that you would suggest merging the "Folder" registry fragment into the registry on my machine?

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    Yes, that should restore the default registry actions for a folder.

    Joe

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    Joe - thanks very much for your help. Unfortunately that does not provide the answer.

    I attach a screen shot to show what the context menu looks like, with "Search..." still shown as the default action.

    I hope you might be able to tell me where I could correct this setting.
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    Hi John - I'm running the same OS but never experienced this issue. I suppose you have set yr folder options already?options.jpg

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    See if the post marked as an answer at Windows 7 Double Click on Folder opens Command prompt helps.

    Joe

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    Joe, and Rompy, thanks for your suggestions, neither of which provided the answer. I'm still where I was.

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    Joe - just after I posted, one other idea occurred to me, to reset all folders to the default settings.

    Still no progress, still "Search..."as the default action. Double-click on a folder tells me "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program, or if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

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    Joe - again! I went digging a little further. Someone else has always had the same problem before, solved it - and, very often, posted the answer somewhere!

    The answer was not the Win 7 Folder fix, but the Win 7 Directory fix! I'm back up and running now.

    See this link - http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/fi...for-windows-7/

    Thanks for your help, which did point me in the right direction. WS Loungers are amazing!

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    Great!!! Glad you tracked it down and got it resolved. Thanks for posting the solution.

    Joe

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