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    Folder Shortcut not working (XP SP2)

    Hi can someone point me to a solution.

    I suspect I've somehow managed to change something, but I can't think what.

    I have a number of folders on my desktop to keep shortcuts tidy. For some reason, this morning they have stopped opening (as they did yesterday), bin stead, when I click on it, I get a Windows Dialog Box headed "Open With". I can then choose Windows Explorer (but the option to always use it is greyed out) and the folder opens fine.

    I've also noticed that in Windows Explorer I now no longer have the choice to create new folders.

    I've tried to change the file associations in Tools Options, but I can't see anything wrong there (checked with another XP PC). I have an entry for Folders - Extension [NONE] , and the default action is explore.

    Any thoughts please.

    Ta


    Colin

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    Re: Folder Shortcut not working (XP SP2)

    Go to Windows XP File Assocation Fixes and download the Folder Association Fix. Unzip the .reg file from the downloaded zip file, then open (double-click) the .reg file.

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    Re: Folder Shortcut not working (XP SP2)

    Thanks, but that one hasn't worked.

    Colin

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    Re: Folder Shortcut not working (XP SP2)

    Neither for opening shortcuts to folders, nor for enabling the New | Folder menu item?

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    Re: Folder Shortcut not working (XP SP2)

    Unfortunately neither works.

    I was just going to a Windows Repair Install, but my system is currently set up to dual boot with VISTA, and it appears that this may have an impact on the repair install. Certainly the "R" option was not available.


    COlin

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    Re: Folder Shortcut not working (XP SP2)

    I'm afraid I'm out of ideas. I hope that someone else will be able to help you.

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    Re: Folder Shortcut not working (XP SP2)

    Well I've solved it, but I'd sure like to know how I changed it in the first place.

    Did a System Restore to yesterday's date, and all is now well.

    Thanks anyway.

    Colin

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