PROBLEM OPENING FOLDERS BY DOUBLE CLICKING

  albertwok 12:02 24 Apr 2007
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I`ve just started getting problems opening sub folders in MY DOCUMENTS using double click.
I can click START / MY DOCUMENTS and that folder opens ok then if I double click a folder in MY DOCS a SEARCH WINDOW opens.
If I right clk a folder within MY DOCS and then click open it opens no problem.
Help I dont know what I`ve done.
I`ve got Windows XP Media Centre Edition.

If anyone has any ideas for me to try,keep them simple as I am a fairly new user grey headed and a bit thick.

  Superstylin 14:21 24 Apr 2007

1. Open the folder, and then click Folder Options on the Tools menu.
2. Click File Folder in the Register file types list, and then click Advanced.
3. highlight 'find' and press ok

does this work?

  Superstylin 14:35 24 Apr 2007

hmm i've just realised you can't actually get into the folder in order to do all that! apologies albert!

  Superstylin 14:37 24 Apr 2007

oh, you can! you can still access it through the search window....it's been a looong day!

  Jack Hackett 14:46 24 Apr 2007

Try this fix click here from Doug Knox

Quote:
Occasionally the Registry entry for File Folders (Directories) gets corrupted. One effect of this can be that Search or a Command Prompt opens when you double click on a folder in Explorer, rather than the folder opening.

  Superstylin 16:14 24 Apr 2007

don't bother using the suggestion of mine above, it doesn't work! follow the instructions as posted here.
malaysia.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070410153207AAUZ6kv
it does work because i somehow just changed my own settings to the situation you have and fixed it by using a registry fix as described on there

  albertwok 18:20 24 Apr 2007

Just tried JACK HACKET`S idea clicking the link from Doug Knox and it looks like its fixed it.

THANK YOU BOTH VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP from albertwok.

  wrk 21:59 31 Jan 2008

My computer seemed to lose all the shortcuts to the programs. The local repair centre thought it was OK but there was no linkage to the programs. I reloaded XP and gradually got the computer running again. The final 'problem' was that my drives open up in 'Search'. I followed the advice in this topic from the link to Yahoo and it has fixed the 'problem'. For someone like me who is not a computer whiz, I'd like to thank all those who helped me.

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