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#1 tms108

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:52 AM

I click a file in one window and file opens in other window. It used to work ok (file opening in the same window) but this time I had pressed CNTL + N. May be that is a problem?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:25 PM

Hello, and welcome to bleepingcomputer.

Do you mean opening "Folders" in a different window and not "files"?

 

Open Control Panel and select Classic View in the left pane if it is not already selected.

Doubleclick Folder Options and in the General Tab Under the Browse Folders section select "Open Each Folder in it's own Window".



#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:55 PM

Also welcome to BC !

 

While admittedly this computer is running Win 7, but I just tried repeating your exploit in Windows Explorer - which I take it is what you were talking about. Pressing 'N' just highlighted a folder whose name began with the letter 'N', Pressing 'Ctrl+N' gave me a second copy of the same Explorer Window.

 

Using your expressions 'file', 'click' and 'open', are we to take it that what you are trying to do is open a file from Windows Explorer ?  If so, all you have to do is double click on the file name and it will be opened by the program it is 'associated' with, in a window relating to that application.

 

For example, if you click on a 'Word' type document in a list of files - one which has the extension .doc or .docx - first of all, 'Word' will open very shortly, in its own window, followed by the file you double clicked on. This is what usually happens, and it happens because most file types are 'associated' with a specific program as the first (sometimes only) choice for opening them.

 

So, it would appear that your use of 'N' or 'Ctrl+N' was a mistake - just double click on the file name.

 

Chris Cosgrove



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

I do not know how to thank you individual member(s) for their answers. please respond. about file opening in other window was simply resolved by moving it in the first window. next time it opened correctly. It is still a mystry why the problem happened because I had not moved file earlier.






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