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My "folder options" in my control panel will not open at all! I have tried clicking twice with my left mouse button, and have also tried to open it using my right mouse button - still no luck. Can anyone help me please to get it working again? I need to open a file and have no association! Thank you!
 
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Hi Technophobia and welcome to TSF :wave:

After looking over extensively your computers situation I have found that one or more of your Windows Files have become corrupted or deleted. To combat this issue we are going to run the System File Checker on your system which is a built in Windows checking utility that checks and fixes corrupted Windows Files. Please follow these steps as best as possible and if you have an issue please post it back in your next reply:

Windows XP Method

  • Go to Start
  • Click Run
  • Insert your Windows XP Disk
  • Type in the run box "sfc /scannow" (space included)
When the scan is finished please reply back if any files were repaired, or if there was any issue.

Windows Vista Method

Please read these steps CAREFULLY as these steps are much harder then the Windows XP method:

  • Click on the Vista Start Globe
  • In the Search Bar type in "cmd"
  • Right click the cmd search result and choose Run as Administrator
  • In the Command Prompt type in "sfc /scannow"
Please reply back if this program repaired any files, or if you had any issues reply back with what the error was in your next post.
 

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sfc /scannow should help but you'll have to use an XP CD that's the exact same version as the one you have installed. If you have updated to service pack 2 (you should have) and you XP install CD hasn't got service pack 2 then you'll need to burn a slipstreamed CD with SP2 and use that CD to run sfc. Use one of these guides :
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp
http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/winxp-sp2-bootcd.html

Else there are several tweaks related to the missing "folder options" menu at Kelly's corner :
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Search for "folder options" and see what applies to your situation. These are registry hacks, simply download the .reg file and double-click it to add it to your registry.
 
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