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Double Click Doesn't Open Drives


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#1 navsangeet_88foru

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:26 PM

Initially, whenever I double clicked any drive icon, it denied access and my anti-virus (AOL Active Virus Shield) showed a warning (not-a-virus: trojan). I treated the threats (deleting infected files).

After that, whenever I double clicked any drive icon, it just opened an "Open With" box. I created a new open action using Windows Explorer as the application.

But now, it just says "action denied". I have to right click the drive and select open from the menu to open any drive. Folders and everything else work fine.

By the way, I know there was a topic called "double clicking folders opens search window" but the links in that topic just generate an error message...

Help please. Thank you in advance. :thumbsup:
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:07 PM

Run CHKDSK on that drive and try Doug Knox's folder_open.vbs if you continue to have problems.

Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable.

If the above does not resolve the issue then your symptoms could be related to a flash drive infection. In that case download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Reboot your computer when done.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:34 AM

Run CHKDSK on that drive and try Doug Knox's folder_open.vbs if you continue to have problems.

Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable.

If the above does not resolve the issue then your symptoms could be related to a flash drive infection. In that case download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.

  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Reboot your computer when done.


Thanks quietman7 :flowers: that solved my problem :thumbsup:

Just one thing remains. I have "Open each folder in the same window" selected but when I double click any drive icon in My Computer, it opens in a new window. After that the child folders open in the same window. How can I fix that?

Thanks again for helping.
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