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This is a discussion on [SOLVED] How To Restore Default Folder Options? within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. in a failed attempt to change my default folder icons, this happened : sadly, everytime i double click on any


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Old 11-02-2007, 11:57 PM   #1
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in a failed attempt to change my default folder icons, this happened :

sadly, everytime i double click on any folder, it opens as "Search"..
so i added explore and set it as default BUT it keeps opening a new window everytime i double-click on a new folder within the folder..
i checked the folder options and check-ed "open folder within the same folder" but it didnt work...


what do i do to revert this stupid mistake???
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:19 AM   #2
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Click Start => Run, copy and paste the below line into the run box:

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:45 AM   #3
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aha! it works! thanks!
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done ;)
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I ran into a very similar problem as XaeroEVo did with folder options, except whenever I would double click on a folder, the command prompt window would open. I used the recommended solution (Click Start => Run, copy and paste the below line into the run box:regsvr32 /i shell32.dll), and it corrected my folder options problem. However, now some of the the shortcuts in the right frame of the Start menu (the ones that get created when Windows gets installed) won't work when I click on them, specifically: My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My Computer, My Network Places, Control Panel, and Printers and Faxes. When I click on them, I get a dialogue box that says, "The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an Association in the Folder Options Control Panel." The other items in the right frame, such as Search, Run, Help and Support, Set Program Access and Defaults, and Administrative Tools, work though.
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