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#1 banto

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 09:17 AM

Not too much of a problem but annoying just the same; the Windows search box appears when windows starts and whenever I double-click on a folder to open it.
I've looked thro' "folder options" but can't find anything that seems relevant.

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 10:31 AM

NOTE: This is a registry edit. If you're not comfortable with working in the registry, DO NOT ATTEMPT.
Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.
Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.
Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:
How to back up, edit, and restore the registry

Start / Run / Type: regedit / OK
Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell, and single click on shell.
In the right pane, double click Default.
In the box that opens, under Value data:, enter none.
Click OK.
Exit the Registry Editor.
Reboot and see if the problem still exists.
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#3 banto

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 06:59 AM

Thanks, I did what you suggested, but it's no different. When I navigated to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell, the word "none" was already in the value data pane.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:41 AM

Try using this free program to list the startups on your system: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx

Then scroll through the Everything tab looking for anything with the word "Help" in the Image Path. The one's that I found on my XP VM are:
- HelpCtr.exe
- HelpSvc.exe
- HelpHost.exe

If you find it, uncheck it and reboot to see if that fixes it. If not, let us know what you've found and we can move on from there.
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:09 AM

Once again thanks for your reply,
Once again I did as you suggested and there are no "help" items under the "Image Path" category.

How can I let you know what I've found?

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:10 AM

If you are stuck, google often is a great source of information -
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Take care browsing. :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:29 AM

Maybe this picture will help--

Picture 1

Or this picture--

Picture 2

EDIT--

I think if you double click a folder the first option in the right click menu is the one applied.
If "Search" is the first option,Search will open.
Try right clicking a folder & see if "Search" is listed at the top of the options presented.
See a picture--

Picture

Perhaps #18 on the right at Kellys--

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Edited by medab1, 27 November 2007 - 06:11 AM.

Learn to take screenshots & add them to your posts. :thumbup2:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43088/how-to-capture-and-edit-a-screen-shot/#entry4532851

Learn to use Google Search.  :busy:

Make full system images to restore to if your computer goes bonkers.


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Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:28 AM

I don't think that the items in your posted links will help. The first one will restore the windows if they're open when you shutdown. In the second one, file associations of that type won't cause the issues that you're describing - they just specify what program to use when opening that file/folder.

In Autoruns, click on the File menu item, then select "Save".
Save it as a text file on your desktop
Open the text file, right click on it and "Select All", then right click on the blue and "Copy"
Then right click and paste it into your next post.
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 10:13 AM

Here is the saved text file from Autoruns:

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 06:21 AM

Many, many thanks metlab, "kelly's corner" had a fix entitled:-
"Search box opens when double-clicking a folder" (strangely enough!!).
I downloaded the VBS file, double-clicked it and an info box opened telling me that the folder would now open when double-clicked.
Although it was no big deal, it was really starting to annoy me, thanks again, metlab and all the others who made suggestions.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 06:22 AM

sorry medlab, mis-spelt you name




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