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Windows "Folder Options" Has Become Disabled

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#1 Janyus3


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Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:21 AM

:thumbsup: Hello to All. I am having a problem and I hope someone can help.

My folders will no longer open to the "File and Folder Tasks" view. When I left -click on my folders to open them, they now will only open in "Search companion" view (in the left pane), and an empty folder view in the right pane. It looks like my files within the folder are missing.

In order to view my files in each folder, I now have to right click on each one, select open, and only then can I view my files. I have to repeat this process for each sub-folder or file within the folder. It is driving me crazy.
I cannot change the folder options back to the way they were, either by going to "Folder Options" in Control Panel, or by trying it through each individual folder.

This began happening a couple of nights ago, when I hooked up my daughters malware and virus infected computer to my network to clean out this stuff, and reformat her PC's hard drive. I noticed then that Her folders had this same problem. I formatted her HD, reinstalled Windows XP Pro, all of her programs, and scanned her computer with all of the Malware utilities and it came up clean.

It was then that I noticed the same folder problem on my PC. I then ran Iolo \System Mechanic Anti-Virus, MBAM, SuperAntii-Virus Remover, CCleaner, SpyBot S&D, AdAware, and Windows Malicious File Removal Tool, and everthing came up clean. But I still have the problem. I even tried a system restore, but to no avail.
Can someone help? I hope, I hope, I hope! Thanks,

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:19 PM

Moved from XP to a more appropriate forum. Tw

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