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#1 bbd123

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:29 AM

Hi I'm new here and I have a weird problem. Seems everytime I click to open a folder, a search window opens.When I right click I do get the option to search or open but it's becoming annoying to right click each time. I have looked in the control panel, view, and folder options to no avail. Please help rid me of this annoyance. Another thing is I don't know how it happened. Thanks

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:49 AM

This is a common problem and there is a fix for it Here.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:52 AM

Open RUN and type this:
regsvr32 /i shell32.dll (you can copy and paste this)
Enter and a message should come up to say you have succeeded.

Sometimes, according to how you may have customised your permissions, this may not work, or you may get a message as such. In this case, open the command prompt and type the same text and enter and it will then work.

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:45 PM

Hi I'm new here and I have a weird problem. Seems everytime I click to open a folder, a search window opens.When I right click I do get the option to search or open but it's becoming annoying to right click each time. I have looked in the control panel, view, and folder options to no avail. Please help rid me of this annoyance. Another thing is I don't know how it happened. Thanks


Involves going into the registey but .

Search Window opens when double click a folder in Windows XP

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Some of you may face this problem. ie. When you double click on a folder the Search Window will open instead of the folder. You can see the Search or Find as the top most entry when you right click on any folder.

Reason:
This usually happens when you or a program tries to edit the FileFoder or Drive entries to add more context menu items .

Solution:

This can be resolved in two ways.

Method 1: Reregistering the shell extenstions

a. Go to Start > Run & Copy paste the following code.


Code:
regsvr32 /i shell32.dllb. Press OK & you should see a message like this.


Quote:
DllRegisterServer and DllInstall in shell32.dll succeeded.

You're done!

Method 2: Editing the registry

a. Go to Start > Run . Type in regedit and Click ok.

b. Navigate to
Quote:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Directory \ shell


c. In the right-pane, locate and double click the Default value.

d. Type in none and press ok.

e. Navigate to the following location also:


Quote:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Drive \ shell

f. Do steps d & e.

You're done!

Enjoy!

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 12:02 AM

Thanks for the help everyone all is well here now. Cool site!!!!




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