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Windows Explorer - Opening a folder

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Pmwh, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. Pmwh

    Pmwh Thread Starter

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    In Windows Explorer (WinXP Pro), I double click on a folder from the right hand pane and it used to open in the same window. Now, when I double click on the folder, it launches the Open With window, in which case I can select from a list of programs, and I can browse to the Explorer application and open the folder in a new window (this is not what I want).

    If I single click on the folder in the left hand pane, it changes the way I want it to, but I am used to using the right hand pane.

    Before this problem occured, I did the following:
    created a new file "C:\Windows\Printdir.bat" with the following:
    @echo off
    dir /-p /b /o:gen *.* > "C:\0\SaveDir.txt"
    start /w notepad "C:\0\SaveDir.txt"

    Then I followed these instructions:
    Create a new action for file folders
    1 Click Start, click Control Panel (or, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel), and then click Folder Options.
    2 On the File Types tab, click File Folder.
    3 Click Advanced, and then click New.
    4 In the Action box, type:
    Print Directory Listing
    5 In the Application used to perform action box, type:
    printdir.bat
    6 Click OK.
    7 Click OK, click OK, and then click Close.

    This allows me to get a listing of all files within a given directory. I've done this before on several PC's. I've even had this working correctly on this very same PC, but I reloaded Windows a couple months ago to get a clean install of all my software.
     
  2. Pmwh

    Pmwh Thread Starter

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    Sometimes you just have to ask your question with different words or begin to break the problem into smaller bites. I posted another thread asking how to remove an action in Windows explorer. After getting a solution to the subissue, I was able to piggy back off of an older thread I found from a similar problem. Thanks to everyone who helped out!
     
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