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file folder disappeared from file types

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by don111, Jan 13, 2011.

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  1. don111

    don111 Thread Starter

    Feb 3, 2008
    When I tried changing the icon of 'File Folder' in 'Folder Options' --> 'File
    Types' , by mistake I made 'find' in 'Action' list ('Advanced' button) the
    default. Now I am unable to remove it. So whenever I try double clicking a
    folder, a search window appears.

    Now I don't want anything in the list to be made default. System does not
    allow me to do so.

    What I tried to do and how it failed?
    1. I tried adding a new action item with the application as 'explorer.exe'
    and made it the default. After this whenever I double click a folder it opens
    in a new window. Note that the Browse folder settings in General tab of
    'Folder Options' is still 'Open folders in the same window'

    2. There is a checkbox in 'Advanced' settings for 'File Folder' with label
    'Browse in same window'. This option is unchecked and the best part is, this
    is disabled.

    3. Even file folder is not present in file types..
    How do I go back to my old settings where in no item in Action list is set
    as default?
  2. Tufenuf


    Jul 28, 2007
    don111, Click Start>Run then copy & paste or type in:

    regsvr32 /i shell32

    Click OK

    Restart your computer.

    If that doesn't correct the problem try the "Folder Association Fix" at the link below. Instructions are on the page.


  3. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
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