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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
    offered.

  • devaeee2007 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\S-5-9-35-100024215-100014769-100018488-3148.com'. 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. : daviderode@rediffmail.com, daviderode@gmail.com


  • 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?

    Divya

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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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I have a problem with word normal.dot, I think normal.dot file is corrupted is this possible by a virus ?


1. Double click on My Computer.

2. Click on the Tools menu in the top menu bar.

3. Click on Folder Options...

4. Click on the View Tab

5. Click on the little button next to "Show hidden files and folders" (in the Advanced Settings box)

6. Click OK.

7. Double click on Local Disk (C:)

8. Double click on the Documents and Settings folder

9. Double click on the folder with your user name

10. Double click on Application Data. (That folder will be dimmed)

11. Double click on the Microsoft folder.

12. Double click on the Templates folder.

13. Right click on the Normal.dot file and delete it

14. Now you need to hide your hidden folders again

15. Click on the Tools menu in the top menu bar.

16. Click on Folder Options...

17. Click on the View tab.

18. Click on the little button next to "Do not show hidden files and folders" (in the Advanced Settings box)

19. Click on OK.

20. Close all the open windows and you are done!
Every time you open Microsoft Word, you go to a blank page. That blank page is called Normal.dot. If you ever open Microsoft Word, and you don't get a blank page, then your Normal.dot file has somehow been changed. If you have this problem, follow these steps


Jun 13, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition

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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 | Operating Systems

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I AM TRYING TO OPEN HIDDEN FILES BUT THEY ARE NOT ARE NOT BEING SHOWED


Control Panel -> Folder Options -> double click it -> View tab -> Advanced Settings -> look for "Hidden Files and Folders" -> select option "Show hidden files, folders and drives" -> Click OK
That's it.

Feb 15, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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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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LOCAL DISK C OPENING ERROR


hmmm! it could be cause of virus....

try this
1) open folder option and unhide all protected file
2) in c drive u will find autorun.inf..
3) simply delete it..
4) restart the system

Mar 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Couldn't open the hard Drive folders....


hi sir,

i think you have an autorun.inf file residing at your local drives. this probably infected by a virus.

go to control panel >folder option> click View> choose "Show Hidden Files and Folders" and uncheck Hide Protected Operating System Files, this will show hidden autorun.inf file. In your explorer, right click your local disk and click explore, this will show all your files and folders of your drive, navigate autorun.inf file, if found delete it.
note: it has an associated file called vbsscript file...if found also delete it..do the same with the other drives. empty recycle bin and restart.

Winsor

Sep 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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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.

May 31, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Problem in watching hidden files.


I had earlier experienced the same problem of when you double click the Drives....the response is an open with dialog bo..If they were earlier opening when you doble clicked .Its most probable that a virus has infected your machine..Try to clean it wih a stong and updated antivirus..Also if you have to access the drives try to right click on them and click explore on the pop-up menu..
Try opening them in windows explorer..for option two

May 03, 2008 | Operating Systems

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Chnging the sequence of drive options


This is a common problem I believe, ya will find a fix at the site below... www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/how-to-fix-double-click-always-opens-search-in-windows-explorer/

Sep 01, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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