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Cannot open my D drive by double clicking but it shows the option open with note pad help

When i double click on my D drive i cannot open but it shows open with notepad or interner explorer i am having windows xp.also recently i have done chkdsk utility

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  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    cannot open my D drive by double clicking but it shows the option open
    with note pad help problem, and notify you when a new solution is

  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2008

    i cant open my d drive when i double clicking

  • waynescott
    waynescott Jan 02, 2009

    Double-clicking does not open it, right clicking and selecting Open resturns "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropritate permissions to access the item." But right-clicking and selecting "Explore" works just fine. This is with Vista SP1.

  • daviderode Mar 11, 2009

    I am using XP service pack 2 as my OS.
    I can open my C drive after formatting the drive but I still cannot open other drives such as D, E, F and etc., but in explorer it is working but I cannot open the D, E, F, drives from MY COMPUTER, While I try to double click the drive it gives message as follows :

    "Windows cannot find 'RECYCLER\'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search."

    Please help me to fix this problem
    My mail ID. : [email protected], [email protected]

  • divya20 Apr 10, 2009

    i have the same kind of problem my desktop D & E are not opening by clicking on it rather than opened by right click n explore option

    how can i fix it?




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You drive has been infected by a virus. but I think you can still open it by not double click rather to right click on the D drive and choose explore from the menu.
But this not the solution save the files somewhere and work out on removing the virus.

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Using prt tools software to solve this problems

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  4. Double-click the Documents and Settings folder.
  5. Double-click your user folder.
  6. Right-click any folder in your user profile, and then click Properties.
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  1. To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
  2. This option is only available for folders included in your user profile. Folders in your user profile include My Documents and its subfolders, Desktop, Start Menu, Cookies, and Favorites. If you do not make these folders private, they are available to everyone who uses your computer.
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1. Place the flash drive into your usb port. You might get a autoplay window to open up. You will see Install or run program (Run launchu3.exe). Click on this which will open up the lauch pad. Once the launch pad has opened you can click on the launch pad in the tray and it will open up the removable disk.

2. Right click on your start button. Click explorer this will open up a menu of your drives. Click on the one that shows removable drive. This will open up the drive and you can now start moving files into this drive.

3. Double click on my computer located on your desktop. This will open up a menu of drives. Click the drive marked as removable drive. This will open up the drive and you can now start moving files into the drive.

Vista Machine (3 ways to access your drive)

1. Plug in the flash drive. The autoplay will open up. Click on the launchU3.exe which will open up the launch pad. Once the launch pad you can click on the launchpad in the tray and click on the removable drive.

2. When the autoplay comes up you can click on the Open Folders to view files. This will open up the drive.

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

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