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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

    Mar 14, 2002
    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:
    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

    Mar 14, 2002
    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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