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mreddys10

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hi,
I am new here. I have a laptop running Windows XP Home Edition. I just got into a little trouble with my explorer. Whenever I double-click on a folder, it opens in a new window, not in the same one. I even changed "folder option>>general>>open each folder in same window" but with no result.

I was actually trying to change the icon for the 'file folder' and I dont really know what I did (went to 'folder options>>file types>>file folder>>advanced>>change icon....but I changed the icon back to the original icon again) , but from that time, I am unable to change it back to open folders in the same window. In the 'actions' (folder options>>file types>>file folder>>advanced) section (after i changed the icon) all I could see was a 'find' option. It was opening 'search' window every time I double clicked on a folder, so I created a new action called open and selected 'explorer' as the application to use and then set this 'open' as default. Although it solved the initial problem of opening the 'search' window, it still opens every folder in a new window.

PLEASE HELP!!! This is really annoying!! I know i shouldn't be messing around with this but i did :)
Oh, and I have BricoPacks Vista Inspirat 2 installed for the last 2 months without any problems
 
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Hello and welcome to TSG

Please try the fix at line 209 !!

hope this works for you

all the best

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mreddys10

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hi, thanks for the help, but i dont really know wat to do with that fix....can u pls help?
 

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Hi, i downloaded the fix by 'save target as' and saved it is a .vbs file like the site said and then double-clicked on it. i got the following msg:
Script: C:\.........
Line: 1
Char: 18
Error: Expected end of statement
Code: 800A0401
Source Microsoft VBScript compilation error
 
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Copy and paste the fix on a notepad and then change the extension from .txt to .reg !
Once you have done that just double click on the .reg file and it will make the registry changes automatically.

you might need to reboot !
 
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mreddys10 said:
Hi, i downloaded the fix by 'save target as' and saved it is a .vbs file like the site said and then double-clicked on it. i got the following msg:
Script: C:\.........
Line: 1
Char: 18
Error: Expected end of statement
Code: 800A0401
Source Microsoft VBScript compilation error
In line 206 just click on where it says SAME . You will see

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState]
"Settings"=hex:0c,00,02,00,1b,01,e7,77,60,00,00,00
"FullPath"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
when you have copy/pasted this on the notepad then refer to my earlier post !

~a
 

mreddys10

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hi,
sorry to sound so dumb, but i opened it with notepad and saved the file again as .reg and ran that file. it made a change to the registry as u said, but my folders are still opening in new windows
 
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Its a long shot, but please download the Folder association fix from here ! (10th from top )


and let us know if this fixes your issue

~a
 

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downloaded the folder association fix and ran the .reg file, but still no change. its opening the C:\ from my computer in the same window, but any folder inside this drive is opening in a new window
 

mreddys10

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i rebooted after running the reg file and then i ran the first reg file again and did the same again, but its still the same
 
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OK, here's my final shot !

navigate to

Start > Run > Type regedit > hit OK

in the registry editor Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

On the right you will see ab ( default ) > double click on it > a window called Edit string will pop up > in the value data field type none and hit OK.

reboot !

and post back

~a
 

mreddys10

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woh!!! that was awesome dude.....thanks a lot. Solved the problem completely.

BUT......i have a new problem now.....was tryin earlier to use system restore in the hope of fixing this, and THERE ARE NO RESTORE POINTS!!! i just created one 4 days ago and its not there. wat is going on with my laptop?
 
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Right click on my computer > Properties > System restore Tab !
Is the Turn Off system Restore on all drives option checked or unchecked ?

~a
 
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