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Getting Folders To Open In 'explore' Not 'search' View


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#1 kimberley10

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 11:01 AM

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Have a new laptop with XP media centre addition on it. I like my folders to open in explore view and not search view. I have applied settings to all folders from tools, folders option and I have tried the registry fix from your tweak guide, but to no avail. Everytime I restart the Pc it has gone back to 'search' on double clicking a folder. I have to right click and chose 'explore'.
This is driving me mad. Please help?

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 08:18 AM

First I'd try a free, online scan here: http://safety.live.com/
In addition to scanning for malware, it'll clean your registry and a bunch of other stuff.

Then presuming that you've set all the settings correctly (I generally try each suggested fix a couple of times - that way I'm sure that I didn't miss type/click something) - I'd suggest that you try running SFC.EXE /SCANNOW from the Run dialog. Here's a mini-guide on it: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

Once that's done, try resetting the settings and see if they'll "stick" for you then.
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Posted 17 February 2007 - 12:11 PM

Thanks I've got it sorted now. :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:35 AM

What fixed it? This'll help others with the same problem when they search for it.
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:04 PM

I used the following
1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. Locate and then click the Default value under the following keys in the registry if this problem occurs with folders:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
If this problem occurs with drives:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
3. Click Modify on the Edit menu.
4. Type none in the Value data box, and then click OK.
5. Quit Registry Editor.




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