default action "search" instead of "open"?! (in my computer)

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kioranz

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here a stumper for me. . . maybe one of you knows how to fix it...

when in my computer, if i double click on any of the drives, it opens up a search window instead of opening the folder! its sooo annoying. I have to right click and select 'open' every time.

if i right click, the menu opens there and 'search' is on the top in bold instead of 'open'.

i dont know how i messed it up, but if you know how to change the default action.
PLEASE HELP!!!



thanks in advance for any help

-kio

SOLVED THANK YOU THANK YOU!
 
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kio, Go to Start/Run and type in:

regsvr32 /i shell32

Click OK

Note that the spacing is important.

Tufenuf
 
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I had the same problem last night. I tried to change the default action in folder options but open wasn't available. There's a registry key that controls default actions too but I didn't feel like messing with it, so I just used system restore to go back a day or so. This is the solution for the same problem from annoyances.org:

"I had the same problem and did this (back up registry first) then .... goto START, type regedit,go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, Directory, shell and then delete the actions listed. Folders will now open as they used to. I also did the same thing with my C and D drives, and instead of shell, went to drive and deleted actions which resulted in the actions going back as before. Hope this helps :) "
 

kioranz

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HOLY MOLEY!
Tufenuf, it worked!

thanks forever!

thanks to you also, dr.chauncy, but tufenuf's fix was 123!
 
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kio, Glad to see that the problem is fixed & Thanks for posting back to let us know.

Tufenuf
 
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Tufenuf,

Thanks very much for the concise and accurate answer, I saw the same question answered over 3 pages !!!

$aunder$
 
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Excellent stuff, Tufenuf! - glad I found this as I too was stumped. For weeks!
Thanks.
 
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