File confusions

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carolsre

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Ever since I had to reinstall my XP Professional, My files have been confused. When I click on "my documents" on the desktop: SEARCH WINDOW opens up, making me go through several steps before getting to the item I want. I did find under Folder Options (Control Panel) under file types Extensions has (NONE) in every category. Could this be the problem and how do I solve it. This has been going on since late October 2005. My small little help now is to go immediately to right click: explore. But, I shouldn't have to do that.

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If the Windows Explorer opens up the Search Companion rather than opening up the actual folder, the default setting for opening a folder is changed.

To correct this:

Start Regedit
Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Directory \ shell and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Drive \ shell]
Edit the default value to be explorer or none

You can download a registry file to do this automatically for you at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/reg/directory.reg
 

carolsre

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Thank you so much. That part worked, at least I see my files. When I clicked on the file though, the Search opened again. If I right click the file I can choose explore. So at least you saved a step. Thanks
 
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