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My drives r not opening by double click

My c: drive does not open on double click. To open i have to use explore , One of my computer even does notopen using this process, to open i have to click

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Hi kiran!
thats because the autorun is corrupted possibly because of virus..
u will have to make an autorun file like this:
open notepad(its in the accesories) press on file then save as..write autorun.inf in the space and save on desktop..copy and paste on all the drives..if a prompt asks for replace say yes..restart the system..it should open now..any clarifications IM me on yahoo messenger(drlalitv is the id)
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Hi,
That usually happen when your computer was infected by virus, have it scann using different scanner not that is found in your computer cause that cannot detect the virus.
Thanks.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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How I can open this external hard drive


Window:
1. Connect the drive to your computer
2. Go to My Computer
3. Double-click the external drive (it should be listed under "Devices with Removable Storage")
4. Explore and use your hard drive

Mac:
1. Connect the drive to your computer
2. Double-click the external drive (it should be on your desktop)
3. Explore and use your hard drive

Hope this helps!

Mar 19, 2011 | Hitachi Computers & Internet

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Drive not open on 'double-click'


Open 'Notepad' and write following code.
---------------------------------------------------------
[autorun]
open=C:\Windows\explorer.exe
---------------------------------------------------------
Save file as 'autorun.inf'.
Copy/replace this file on all drives/partitions that are not opening on double-click.
Restart PC and now all drives should open with normal double-click.

on Aug 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Drive can,t open on double-click


hi there,

many times user face this type of problem.

first ,of all open -my computer > open tools tab > then folder option >then view tab click on "show hidden files"and uncheck "hide protected oprating system files" then ok

second , click on folder button (standred button) "it is up to address bar or next to search button"
now click on drive in left side explorer window now you can see folders in drive "delete" autorun.inf file in drive.

third, go in drive properties by right click on drive in explorer window,
click on "tools" tab click on "check now"
mark on automatically fix file system error and click start

it will start checking file system and fix it or it will ask fix it on next restart (it checkdsk command in windows gui mode )
after restart chkdsk start and your drive will again open on double-click.

on Jan 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Unit downloaded fine ad the did the back up of the drive fine.started the updates and the firmware stopped and then the drive locked up how to access the drive again after reboot nothing shows G: F:


  1. To restore the Western Digital icon to the drive letter for the external drive in "My Computer".
  2. Please go to the Western Digital Download Library and download the WD Logo Icon which has a file name of External Icon.zip when you download it.
  3. Save the file to your desktop and use a file compression software like Winzip to extract the files inside the .zip file to your desktop. When it's unzipped, it will create a folder named "ExternalIcon" on your desktop.
  4. Double-click on the ExternalIcon folder. It will open a Windows Explorer showing a folder named, Autorun, and a file named, Autorun.inf.Double-click on My Computer and it will open.
  5. Double-click on the driver letter that represents the Western Digital drive you want the icon on and it will open.
  6. Highlight the Autorun folder and the Autorun.inf file. Right-click on them, and left-click on Cut when the Menu appears.
  7. Right-click in the open space of the drive that you opened in the new Explorer window, and then left-click on Paste.
  8. Close both Explorer windows, safely remove the external hard drive by using the Safely Remove icon in the system tray, shut down the computer, and unplug the external drive from the computer.
  9. After you reboot into Windows, reconnect the external drive to the computer again, and the Western Digital Icon should now be displayed with the drive letter in My Computer.

If these steps do not correct the problem, you will need to re-format your External Hard Drive ***WARNING*** FORMATTING A HARD DRIVE WILL ERASE, YOU WILL LOSE, ALL DATA

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When I put my Sims Double Deluxe CD 1 in to install it, the disk will start to run but then it will stop and nothing will happen. The start screen won't even come up. The Sims game I have has stopped...


Open Windows Explorer or My Computer, right click the CD/DVD drive with the Sims disc in it. For example "D:". Right click on the drive and select "Explore" or "Open". In the list of files you should have a "SETUP.EXE". Double left-click that file.

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I have downloadeD ADOBE fLASHPLAYER TO WATCH


Hi,

Have you tried another browser? like Mozilla firefox or google chrome? Adobe flash player doesnt work on 64-bit Internet explorer and that usually is the cause of your problem. You can try opening a 32-bit internet explorer on your system though and check if youtube will work.

click on my computer, then double click on drive C. Look for the folder that has X86 on it. open it and look for the internet explorer folder. open it again and then double click on the icon that says Iexplore. It will open a 32-bit internet explorer. if that wont work. go to mozilla.com and download firefox.

Hope this helps.

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Changing how to open drives


2 things...go into ur Control panel and in the MOUSE area change the way ur mouse clicks to run things..then save those settings.

OPen Real Player options or preferences. Look for an option to how it handles running things. then uncheck it. save those settings.

May 24, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Sir, my drives are not open by double click but open with exploer


virus affected the drives, copy your all data to computer and format it. ps. dont forget to scan your data with a updated virus cleaner.

Mar 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Opening of drives


I have seen this several times and it is brought about due to a virus that creates an autorun file (autorun.ini).

In this file when you double click the drive, executes the file and in the autorun file exists any of the following: -
Microsoftpowerpoint.exe
smss.exe
.... or many others.

It is good thing that you have a strong antivirus which seems to have removed the viruses and therefore when the information file is opened, it does not find the executables it was supposed to run. That is why it asks for a program to open.

You can prove this by right clicking on the drive to see a shortcut menu and in this menu, the bolded menu will be the action taken when double clicked and the possibility is that you will find Autorun bolded.

To resolve the issue do the following:
1) Open My computer program or windows explorer.
2) Right click on the drive and open or explore it.
3) Locate the file Autorun and delete it. If the file is not shown, from the folder options choose show all files. This is because sometimes this file may be hidden.

Try double clicking the drives again to see if you get he same error.

NOTE: Many virus developers have made possible for people to install/run viruses in there own computers by simply double clicking the drives like flash disk.

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Open drive


select folder view and tick "always use this"

if you double click on your hard drive,it should open in explorer view anyway.

good luck
Terry

Mar 10, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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