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Windows XP Open Folder Problem

In using Windows Explorer to review files and folders, I am no longer able to open a folder in the right window by clicking on it. I get the "open with" window that asks me to choose a program to open it.

I can open a folder in the left window with a click or in the right window by - right clicking to get to the popup window and then clicking on explore.

This began recently after a Windows update. Used to, I could open any folder anywhere with a double click.

Any suggestions for a fix?

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  • Mac191919 Oct 29, 2008

    Fixed the problem by replacing the registry with a backup I had made last spring. I recently downloaded a registry cleaning program and apparantly I had cleaned out the registry key that made the folders open. There was no virus found by Trend Micro.,

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