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Drive Icons Open A Search Upon Double Click?

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#1 Jimdigriz


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Posted 11 February 2006 - 11:52 PM

Recently, when I try to open a hard drive, by double clicking the icon in 'My Computer' a search window pops up instead of the browse window. This has something to do with folder options, but Im not sure which one, sollution?


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Posted 12 February 2006 - 12:32 AM

NOTE: This is a registry edit. If you're not familiar 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:
Backing up 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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Posted 12 February 2006 - 05:13 AM

Hi Jimdigriz

I hope tg1911 doesn't mind me throwing in my 2 cents. In addition to tg1911's fix, you may like to try this pre-made to put all the windows shortcuts back to their originals. Only do this if tg1911's fix does not work!:


You have already backed up the registry, just download the file and install it (it will merge). Let me know what happens.


#4 Jimdigriz

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 12:59 PM

Yeah, Tg, ty for the help -- that worked.
I believe I may have screwed something up while trying to change an OBDC timer a while ago or something..

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