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Window explorer opening new windows

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Sxerfg, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. Sxerfg

    Sxerfg Thread Starter

    Feb 6, 2007
    I recently followed a tip on how to create a text file of a file folder contents. This involved creating a batch file to redirect the contents of the folder to a file, and then adding it as a action to the folder file type via the Folder Options, File Type, Advanced, New command.

    This all worked fine, but has the side effect of causing windows explorer to open a new window every time I open a folder, even though the Folder Options General tab is set to "open each folder in the same window". This is driving me crazy.

    The edit and remove buttons are greyed out in the Folder Options, File Type, Advanced, so I can't delete or edit the commands, so I am really stuck.

    Any suggestions on how to fix this problem?
  2. stantley


    May 22, 2005
    Run regedit, go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell and delete the key 'open'.

    As usual, backup the registry before editing as a precaution.
  3. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    I wouldn't delete "open"; instead try making "explore" the default action in Folder Options > File Types > Folder.
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