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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CLMSS, Jun 22, 2003.

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  1. CLMSS

    CLMSS Thread Starter

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    I wanted to change the icon for my folder.. so I went to fodler options and changed it... after that I found out that the settings were screwed (Double clicking on my C drive opens up a search popup instead of going into C drive,folders open in a new window even when it is set to open in current window) Any ideas how to fix this ?
     
  2. Triple6

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    Thats odd. If you right click on C: and explore/open it should allow you to see the contents. You can try to go to folders/options and restore defaults. Also see if you have an autorun.inf file in the root of C: if so move it somewhere else and reboot.
     
  3. CLMSS

    CLMSS Thread Starter

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    I can go into C drive via right clicking and pressing open/explore but the problem is when I double click it it opens up a search dialogue instead.. very very annoying... and I've checked... no autorun.inf on my C and D drives...
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Go to Start > Run > Regedit, and navigate to the following registry keys:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
    and
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell

    In each subkey, double-click the (Default) in the right hand pane to bring up the 'edit' box, and type: none in the 'value data' field.

    Close Regedit, and reboot.

    Alternatively, you can run this script:
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_folder_open.htm

    Cheers,
     
  5. CLMSS

    CLMSS Thread Starter

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    Woohoo ! Thank you ! That script is going straight to my "useful stuff" folder.THanks for da help ! ;)
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    You're welcome.
    Glad to hear that worked for you. :)
     
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    CLMSS: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 321186 explains why this happened and gives directions on how to fix it. Same as Tony's fix.
     
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