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Folders keep opening into a new window instead of in the same window


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#1 Spyro10

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:04 PM

Hello everyone! I recently came across a little problem that's kind of becoming a big annoyance to me. I recently got rid of a virus and noticed that when I open a folder, it opens into a new window instead of in the same window. I'm not really sure what's causing this problem.

 

I've already checked in my options and made sure that it's set to "Open into the same window" and I've been seeing a lot of things about going into regedit to change something but its kind of confusing and I didn't really want to mess around with it.

 

What should I/ can I do in order to get it back to opening into the same window?

 

Any help would be greatly appriciated.



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:28 PM

Please take a screen shot of this so we can see what you are talking about.

 

1. Download and run A Thousand Words .
 
2. Follow the wizard to capture a screenshot
 
3. Use the built-in editor to resize, edit, or re-capture your screen shot. 
 
4. Your screen shot will be saved to your desktop when you finish the wizard.
 
You can post the screenshot in your next post as an attachment.  
 
Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options
 
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When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you made with the, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.
 
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

I hope its alright that I got the screenshot through Prt Scr and put it into another paint program and saved it.

 

In the screenshot, I've opened the folder "College Stuff". When I click on "CSU Spring 2014", it should have opened in that same window. Instead, it opened it up into a seperate window next to it. I then clicked on "HISTORY" which again, instead of opening in that same window, opened up into a new one.

 

I don't really like having all those windows open, especially if I had some folders deep into another folder (which happens in a few other locations on my computer)

 

So yeah, I just basically want it to be back to what it was before, where it opens the folder into the same window pane.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:11 PM

Right click on the Task Bar.

 

In the menu that opens see if there is a message that states undo Cascade all windows, or undo all Stacked windows, or undo all Side by Side windows.

 

If one of these is there click on it.


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:14 PM

There's

Cascade Windows

Show windows stacked

Show windows side by side

Show the desktop

 

Then Start Task Manager

Lock the taskbar and Properties.

 

I clicked Cascade Windows which made all the windows go into..well a cascade lol.



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 06:12 PM

Our friend at Windows 7 Help Forums may have the solution...

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/15692-folder-view-settings-reset-all-default.html



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 08:00 AM

Our friend at Windows 7 Help Forums may have the solution...

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/15692-folder-view-settings-reset-all-default.html

Hmm, downloaded and tried it. It didn't work.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 11:29 AM

Please read and follow...

 

Windows offers a System File Check and Repair Utility.

This will scan all protected system files.

If corrupted files are found the utility will replace them if possible.

Everything you must type appears in bold underlined.

 

1. Click your Start Orb, in the Search programs and files window type the following line...

cmd

 

 

2. Under Programs(1) you should see cmd.exe Right click cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator.

This will open an elevated command prompt or command prompt as Administrator.

If your system is set up as recommended by Microsoft you will have to enter the Administrator Password in the prompt.

Immediately following the displayed string type the following line...

 

sfc /scannow (Note the space between sfc and /.)

 

 

3. Press Enter to execute the command. The command processor responds with...

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.

Verification xxx% complete.

 

 

4. The scan will take a few minutes to run, upon completion it will let you know the status of the scan.

Immediately following the displayed string type the following line...

 

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

 

 

5. Immediately following the displayed string type the following...

exit

 

6. Press Enter to execute the command and close the window.

 

Look for a new text document on your desktop named sfcdetails.txt.

 

Open the document and copy/paste the contents into your next post.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:15 PM

In step 4. you will need to press Enter for the command to work.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:24 PM

Hmm...Ok, I used the command as administrator and it finished scanning.
After typing the stuff in, it says "FINDSTR: Cannot open Haubrich\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"

 

Did I do something wrong? I made sure I typed it in exactly including the spaces...

EDIT: Here's a screenshot of it. I think I typed it all out exactly anyways? lol

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:44 PM

Probably the virus changed your Folder Settings. Try this solution.

 

1) Open any folder.

2) Press Alt, you would be able to see the Menus like File, Edit, View, Tools on the top.

3) Click on Tools and in the end, there will be Folder Options. Open it.

4) From there, make sure that this option is checked under the Browse Folders heading "Open each folder in the same window"

5) Click Apply and then check if the issue is resolved.

 

Don't Worry, I have included the screenshot :)

 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:59 PM

Yup, that was actually one of the first things I checked.

 

As a matter of fact, I'm currently getting help making sure everything is fine on the computer over in this thread, and it seems like the problem has been fixed completely after running Adw Cleaner. All my folders are back to normal and open properly in the same window! :D

Thanks so much for everyone's help here!



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:12 PM

You should only be working with who ever is helping you in the Am I Infected forum.  If you are infected you need to address that before doing anything else as this could be counter productive or even cause more problems.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:16 PM

Please follow up in your Am I Infected topic by posting the logs requested by Broni. He will look at them to determine if you system is clean.

In order to avoid confusion, this topic is closed.




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