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Open with window opens when double clicking a drive

Whenever I double click on a drive the small window called "OPEN WITH" opens. and there are no contents to be found in the drive whenver i open it with other applications. what should i do?

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Dear sir

please install mcafee antivirus & sacan the entire system.

it will recover ur lost files


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murali

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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Changing how to open drives


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Drive not open on 'double-click'


Open 'Notepad' and write following code.
---------------------------------------------------------
[autorun]
open=C:\Windows\explorer.exe
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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.

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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.

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* Click Start
* Click Run
* Enter GPEDIT.MSC
Group Policy mmc will popup. On left panel:
* Double-click Computer Configuration to open submenu
* Double-click Administrative Templates to open submenu
* Double-click System to open submenu
* Double-click Turn autoplay off option which will be near the bottom of the list in the right panel.
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I have a problem with my computer. whenever i open any folder in any drive, the search window opens. what should i do in order to solve this?


This type of problem normally occurs because some virus called ‘PET32.exe’ , or it can also occur due some other virus which disrupt the windows registry.

. Open Start >> Run or press Window Key + r , this will open the run prompt.

2. Type “regedit” ( without quotes )and press Enter.
3. Navigate to key
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

4. Double the registry key named Default and set the value to none.

This will restore the normal windows explorer behavior of opening a folder when you double click a folder rather than opening windows search.

If search opens when you double click on any windows drive, then try this

1. Open Start >> Run or press Window key + r
2. Type “regsvr32 /i shell32.dll” ( without quotes )and press Enter

After the command run successfully, you will see a message saying DllRegisterServer and DllInstall in Shell32.dll succeeded.

I hope this will help to fix the trouble.

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You should update all you Office 2002 software as well to SP3.

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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

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