Folder context menu got rearranged - HELP!



KGF
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
Somehow the folder context menu (right-click on a folder or folder shortcut)
has become rearranged and "Search" has moevd to the top instead of "Open".
So, when I double-click a folder instead of opening the Search window
appears. How can I fix this?

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
This problem occurs when you alter the "Drive" / "File Folders" entries via
File Types dialog, to add a "Command Prompt here" or "Print Directory"
feature for folders. (example)

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321379
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186

Resolution:

Click Start/Run and type this command to fix this problem:
(Tip from David Candy)

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

-or-

To fix this manually via registry:

If this problem is seen for Drives:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
Set (default) to "none" (without ")

If this problem is seen for folders:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
Set (default) to "none" (without ")


--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"KGF" <KGF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F96B5C82-1E4D-4455-95B3-D525FB1E9B0A@microsoft.com...
> Somehow the folder context menu (right-click on a folder or folder
> shortcut)
> has become rearranged and "Search" has moevd to the top instead of "Open".
> So, when I double-click a folder instead of opening the Search window
> appears. How can I fix this?

KGF
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
Thank you Ramesh. The cause you mentioned is not what happened, but it did
clue me into what DID happen, plus your suggested fix worked. I realize now
that this problem started when I tried to install a custom icon for File
Folders. Knowing that the standard icons are located in shell32.dll is what
tipped me off.

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> This problem occurs when you alter the "Drive" / "File Folders" entries via
> File Types dialog, to add a "Command Prompt here" or "Print Directory"
> feature for folders. (example)
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321379
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186
>
> Resolution:
>
> Click Start/Run and type this command to fix this problem:
> (Tip from David Candy)
>
> regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
>
> -or-
>
> To fix this manually via registry:
>
> If this problem is seen for Drives:
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
> Set (default) to "none" (without ")
>
> If this problem is seen for folders:
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
> Set (default) to "none" (without ")
>
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "KGF" <KGF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F96B5C82-1E4D-4455-95B3-D525FB1E9B0A@microsoft.com...
> > Somehow the folder context menu (right-click on a folder or folder
> > shortcut)
> > has become rearranged and "Search" has moevd to the top instead of "Open".
> > So, when I double-click a folder instead of opening the Search window
> > appears. How can I fix this?
>
>

Craig
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote...

> This problem occurs when you alter the "Drive" / "File Folders" entries
> via File Types dialog, to add a "Command Prompt here" or "Print Directory"
> feature for folders. (example)
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321379
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186
>
> Resolution:
>
> Click Start/Run and type this command to fix this problem:
> (Tip from David Candy)
>
> regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

> "KGF" <KGF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote...

>> Somehow the folder context menu (right-click on a folder or folder
>> shortcut)
>> has become rearranged and "Search" has moevd to the top instead of
>> "Open".
>> So, when I double-click a folder instead of opening the Search window
>> appears. How can I fix this?

Thank you, Ramesh. I had the same problem on one PC and it bothered me a
lot. Now it's fixed. The real problem for me was not so much the order of
the right-click menu options but the fact that when double-clicking a drive,
the top right-menu choice was run--and I wanted my drives to Open, not to
Search.

Craig

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
You're welcome KGF.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"KGF" <KGF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6D955F99-8A4B-42E1-A3B0-ECEFA97F211C@microsoft.com...
> Thank you Ramesh. The cause you mentioned is not what happened, but it
> did
> clue me into what DID happen, plus your suggested fix worked. I realize
> now
> that this problem started when I tried to install a custom icon for File
> Folders. Knowing that the standard icons are located in shell32.dll is
> what
> tipped me off.
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> This problem occurs when you alter the "Drive" / "File Folders" entries
>> via
>> File Types dialog, to add a "Command Prompt here" or "Print Directory"
>> feature for folders. (example)
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321379
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186
>>
>> Resolution:
>>
>> Click Start/Run and type this command to fix this problem:
>> (Tip from David Candy)
>>
>> regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
>>
>> -or-
>>
>> To fix this manually via registry:
>>
>> If this problem is seen for Drives:
>>
>> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
>> Set (default) to "none" (without ")
>>
>> If this problem is seen for folders:
>>
>> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
>> Set (default) to "none" (without ")
>>
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "KGF" <KGF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F96B5C82-1E4D-4455-95B3-D525FB1E9B0A@microsoft.com...
>> > Somehow the folder context menu (right-click on a folder or folder
>> > shortcut)
>> > has become rearranged and "Search" has moevd to the top instead of
>> > "Open".
>> > So, when I double-click a folder instead of opening the Search window
>> > appears. How can I fix this?
>>
>>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
You're welcome Craig.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Craig" <wpyr@REMOVEMEworldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:Pqmie.222432$cg1.152907@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote...
>
>> This problem occurs when you alter the "Drive" / "File Folders" entries
>> via File Types dialog, to add a "Command Prompt here" or "Print
>> Directory" feature for folders. (example)
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321379
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186
>>
>> Resolution:
>>
>> Click Start/Run and type this command to fix this problem:
>> (Tip from David Candy)
>>
>> regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
>
>> "KGF" <KGF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote...
>
>>> Somehow the folder context menu (right-click on a folder or folder
>>> shortcut)
>>> has become rearranged and "Search" has moevd to the top instead of
>>> "Open".
>>> So, when I double-click a folder instead of opening the Search window
>>> appears. How can I fix this?
>
> Thank you, Ramesh. I had the same problem on one PC and it bothered me a
> lot. Now it's fixed. The real problem for me was not so much the order of
> the right-click menu options but the fact that when double-clicking a
> drive, the top right-menu choice was run--and I wanted my drives to Open,
> not to Search.
>
> Craig
>


Folder context menu got rearranged - HELP!