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    Re: Open Folders (WinXP Sp-2)

    Even though it is for a search problem try this from Kelly's site:

    Folder Opens Search Window

    Go to Start/Run and type in: regsvr32 /i shell32

    If that doesn't correct the issue use this automated edit:

    Search Opens When Double Clicking a Folder or Drive (Line 18)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    To use the VBS File: Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save
    Target As). Double-click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

    Manual Edit:

    Start/Run/Regedit
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryShell

    Set the Default value to "none" without the quotes. To do this, double click where it says Default.

    You may also need to check:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDriveshell
    The default value for this entry should be "none", as well.

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    Open Folders (WinXP Sp-2)

    Update:

    I got REAL lucky:

    I wasn't able to directly edit the "Folder" or "File Folder" types within Explorer.

    So I went to the Registry.

    I found that "file type" "Directory" showed an "Open" option in the registry even though the "Folder" type did not. with the attendant command , dde and other info.

    So I exported the "Directory" registry info and exported the "Folder" info. The, using a text editor, I copy/pasted the pertinent "Open" data from the "Directory" item over to the "Folder" item Then I imported the edited "Folder" item back into the registry...

    AND IT WORKED. Note sure what I did to earn that lucky turn, but...

    So that cured that one....

    CB

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    I don't know how the heck I did it, but somehow I changed the default action when I double-click a folder.

    Now, instead of opening the folder, it opens a command window at the location.

    How do I change or reset the default action for double-clicking a folder?

    If I go to Explorer / File Types, on "Folder" "Open" IS the default. On "File Folder", there isn't any "Opne"

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    Re: Open Folders (WinXP Sp-2)

    Joe:

    Your idea seems a LOT safer...

    I'm going to file it for future use when this happens again....

    Thanks.

    Chuck
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    Re: Open Folders (WinXP Sp-2)

    Yo Chuck !!!

    Did it fix the problem ???? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    Do you Really expect something that you have no idea how you did it to happen again ????? <img src=/S/RollEyes.gif border=0 alt=RollEyes width=19 height=19>
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    Re: Open Folders (WinXP Sp-2)

    Doc:

    >>Do you Really expect something that you have no idea how you did it to happen again ????? <<

    Well... Yea... Since I know what it *wasn't*. It wasn't hardware, it wasn't, as far as I can tell, "just" as software glitch. What I *do* know is that I am *constantly* nudging both my software and my uses of same, and as *that will (most probably) continue, so will the high percentage of chance for a recurrence.

    Bane or merit? Dunno. I guess, since I do (often) enjoy the process as much as the result, I'd pick the latter...

    Chuck
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