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Windows folder open command

Whenever I doubleclick on a file folder, it always opens up in a new window. It is getting rather annoying to have to close all of these windows, and I don't know how to fix the problem. I have clicked on Options>Folder Options...> and then selected "Open each folder in the same window" with no difference. I have even clicked on file types>Folder/File Folders>Advanced, but there is no option to change, the only selectable options are "Find" and "Open". What should I do?

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  • Matthew Haynie
    Matthew Haynie Apr 22, 2008

    The picture isn't there.

  • Matthew Haynie
    Matthew Haynie May 02, 2008

    Oh, don't worry, I've reinstalled and fixed many PCs before this and I know how to install an OS. Thanks for helping!

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If you mess around in the registry, or install some different software packages that add things to the right-click menu, you can end up with this problem
There's a quick and easy fix for this problem. Open up regedit.exe by using Start\Run and then browse down to this registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
Double-click on the default value and set it to "none" without the quotes, as seen here:
Windows folder open command - regfolder.png

This will restore the normal behavior.
If you are getting a message that says "Windows cannot find 'PET32.exe'", then at some point you had a virus, or still have a virus. First, make sure that you run a virus scanner to get rid of the virus. Then run the regsvr32 command above, which should fix the problem
I hope this help.
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Posted on Apr 21, 2008

  • Pierre Wepener
    Pierre Wepener Apr 22, 2008

    All likeness this is due to a virus or worm, regardless wen OS start behaving like this your best and cleanest option is to re-format and re-install the OS. You can to this as follows: (But please if you can, take your computer to a vendor or Pro, before trying to attempt this on your own!)

    Reformat you hard drive and reinstall the Operating System. Insert you XP cd in the Disc Drive, reboot, F2 or Del to enter BIOS, choose first Boot Drive as CD\DVD ROM, F10 SAVE. Computer will Boot from CD\DvD - follow the on-screen instruction to delete and re0allocate partitions, the computer will format hereafter and setup will commence just after that. This is not 'job for a person new to this, you will lost all your data if you did not made back-ups prior to this process. Rather to you machine to Pro or Vendor that can help you with it.

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How to Restore Disabled Folder Pane in Windows Explorer


Problem:
When you open Windows Explorer, the left hand Folders pane is disabled or gray or blank and the folder tree on left is not available.

Cause:
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Solutions:
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