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#1 don_s


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Posted 06 January 2010 - 04:22 AM

Hi there...

I've googled the heck out of this problem, but can't seem to find an answer. If someone here could help, that would be great.

I recently installed a new motherboard on my home computer, and as a result, I had to reinstall Windows XP... So that I didn't have to reformat my hard drive, I installed XP on top of the previous installation. There haven't been any side-effects except the following:

Even though I've selected OPEN EACH FOLDER IN SAME WINDOW in Tools > Folder Options > General, and even though MOST of the folders do in fact open in the same window, I have this one nagging problem.

Every time I complete a folder search using the Windows Search Companion (the one with the dog/assistant in the left pane of the window), and I click on the resulting found folders, those folders open in NEW windows... Which is incredibly annoying because i) I end up cluttering my desktop with scores of search result windows, and ii) because each folder is a new window, I can't scroll up through my search results to the folder from which I started the search.

This wasn't happening before my reinstall... Before the reinstall, if I selected a folder within the search results, it would open within the same window... So I'm wondering: is there an option somewhere in Windows that stops this behaviour? Is there a registry edit that I can make to put an end to this?

If anyone has any ideas why this happening, or how on earth to fix it, please please let me know.

Thanks everyone,

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