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file explorer set to 'open each folder in same window' but a fresh window opens


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#1 wavybeep

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:54 AM

On my Windows 10 Pro 64 bit (1703) system I have two weird problems. I have file explorer set to 'open each folder in same window' but a fresh window opens most of the time, some times 2! I have been thinking it was a mouse problem with some kind of double click but using a separate usb mouse has the same problem. Just trying to get to a sub folder leaves me with lots of open explorer windows each one level  higher than the next,
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Does any body have any thought on these?
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:04 AM

In Options - click on the "View" tab. Uncheck "Launch folder windows in a separate process".

 

Does that solve the problem?



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:22 AM

Thanks for the suggestion, I wish it was that simple, I have toggled that setting many times to no  good result. This problem has existed back to ver 1511. I am getting very frustrated with this.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

I have been looking at this problem again and have additional observations:

 

When I start explorer  form the run box the opening of a new window only seems to happen when I try to go to the first subfolder and then does not seem to be opening a new window. I have been using a shortcut from 'quicklaunch' toolbar (C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe /e, /select, h:\Temp) using this shortcut has the aforementioned problem. I am still perplexed and seeking a resolution.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:51 AM

It's difficult to tell from your post, but in the startup command you use make sure there are no spaces after the commas.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:31 PM

There were spaces now there are not but no change.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 05:36 PM

To always open each folder in the same window execute attached registry file.

 

 

 

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:42 PM

Thanks freebooter

I am still searching for documentation on the various values in that key. Do you have a link/ref??



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 02:38 PM

I would like you to check the system integrity of your Windows OS installation.

  • Please type cmd.exe into Start Menu search box.
  • Please right click cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator".
  • Please type the following command and press the <Enter> key: sfc /scannow (Please note that there is a space between 'sfc" and "/scannow".)
  • It should take about 20 minutes to run, if there are no serious errors.
  • If the System File Checker reports that some errors were fixed, but some remain; please reboot your computer and run the System File Checker from an Administrator Command Prompt, again.
  • If the System File Checker again reports that some errors were fixed, but some remain, please reboot your computer and run it a third time.
  • If "Resource Integrity Violations" (errors) are reported that could not be corrected, or were not corrected after a third SFC run, then please navigate to the folder: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS and copy the file "cbs.log" to your desktop immediately. I am asking you do that because that file is dynamic, so I want to be able to examine a copy that is unchanged from the time that the System File Checker was run.
  • If there are errors that couldn't be corrected, let me know and I will provide you with instructions as to how to upload the file


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:35 PM

Not a bad idea, I will start that now.



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:50 PM

A lot of these

 

017-10-25 18:39:59, Info                  CSI    00004c5f [DIRSD OWNER WARNING] Directory [l:119]'\??\C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\PSDesiredStateConfiguration\DSCResources\MSFT_UserResource\en-US' is not owned but specifies SDDL in component Microsoft.PowerShell.DSCResources.Resources, arch Host= amd64 Guest= x86, culture [l:5]'en-US', nonSxS, pkt {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}

2017-10-25 18:39:59, Info                  CSI    00004c60 [DIRSD OWNER WARNING] Directory [l:122]'\??\C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\PSDesiredStateConfiguration\DSCResources\MSFT_ServiceResource\en-US' is not owned but specifies SDDL in component Microsoft.PowerShell.DSCResources.Resources, arch Host= amd64 Guest= x86, culture [l:5]'en-US', nonSxS, pkt {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}    

 

2017-10-25 18:40:39, Info                  CSI    00005ae7@2017/10/25:22:40:39.618 Primitive installers committed for repair
2017-10-25 18:40:39, Info                  CSI    00005ae8@2017/10/25:22:40:39.633 Primitive installers committed for repair
2017-10-25 18:40:39, Info                  CSI    00005ae9 [SR] Verify complete
2017-10-25 18:40:39, Info                  CSI    00005aea [SR] Repairing 0 components
2017-10-25 18:40:39, Info                  CSI    00005aeb [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2017-10-25 18:40:39, Info                  CSI    00005aec [SR] Repair complete
 

Ending in the above. If the whole file might be a help I will u/l it.



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:13 PM

Open Command Prompt as a administrator and execute following command.

Dism  /Online  /Cleanup-image  /Restorehealth

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 05:14 PM

Did that, problem persists. :mellow:



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 05:38 PM

Thanks for you help Frebooter!

 

I have also tried

:: 32 bit and 64 bit
IF EXIST "%SystemRoot%\System32\actxprxy.dll" "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" "%SystemRoot%\System32\actxprxy.dll"
IF EXIST "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\ieproxy.dll" "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\ieproxy.dll"

:: 64 bit only (32bit on 64 bit)
IF EXIST "%WinDir%\SysWOW64\actxprxy.dll" "%WinDir%\SysWOW64\regsvr32.exe" "%WinDir%\SysWOW64\actxprxy.dll"
IF EXIST "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Internet Explorer\ieproxy.dll" "%WinDir%\SysWOW64\regsvr32.exe" "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Internet Explorer\ieproxy.dll"

 

As seen on some web site for a seemingly similar problem.

BTW Freebooter you never answered my question in  #8 :I am still searching for documentation on the various values in that key. Do you have a link/ref??

 

Thanks for you help



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:19 PM

You are very welcome.

 

I don't have link i can give you!


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