HELP! Opens Search Window instead of Folder



crlim35
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
Hi All
In the process of adding a command prompt option to my "File Folder"
type something got changed and now when I double click on a folder, it
brings up a new search window instead of just opening the folder. I
have searched around in the registry and can't find the problem. When I
right click on file folders, the "Search" option is first and bold, thus
it is acting as my default but when I go into Tools/Folder Options/File
Types/File Folder/Advanced..."find" is the only option but is not my
default. Under "Folder" I have "Command Prompt", "Open" and "Explore".

Please, any help would be much appreciated!!!!!!!!


-Carol


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Craig
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
"crlim35" <crlim35.1p8iey@> wrote...

>
> Hi All
> In the process of adding a command prompt option to my "File Folder"
> type something got changed and now when I double click on a folder, it
> brings up a new search window instead of just opening the folder. I
> have searched around in the registry and can't find the problem. When I
> right click on file folders, the "Search" option is first and bold, thus
> it is acting as my default but when I go into Tools/Folder Options/File
> Types/File Folder/Advanced..."find" is the only option but is not my
> default. Under "Folder" I have "Command Prompt", "Open" and "Explore".
>
> Please, any help would be much appreciated!!!!!!!!
>
>
> -Carol

Carol, I had the same problem for a long time and just found the solution
yesterday, a response to yet another fellow's identical situation. The
answer was provided by Ramesh, a Microsoft MVP, based on a tip he received
from David Candy, so I take no credit for this solution.

The quick fix is to click on Start/Run, then type in the command followed
by clicking on OK:

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

That worked for me so I didn't go further, but Ramesh gave a couple web
sites to check for more answers:

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

Craig

PS--it is frustrating, isn't it, to double click a folder and have a Search
feature pop up?

frodo@theshire.org
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
crlim35 <crlim35.1p8iey@> wrote:

> Hi All
> In the process of adding a command prompt option to my "File Folder"
> type something got changed and now when I double click on a folder, it
> brings up a new search window instead of just opening the folder. I

extreamly common problem, happens all the time. the default is not
explicitly set, and once you added "Command Prompt Here..." (or Print Dir,
or any of the other commonly mentioned tweaks found on the web) this will
happen.

navigate to this reg entry (left side tree):

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]

and change the (default) key (right side) from "(value not set)" to the
string "none" (just double-click it, type in "none" w/o the quotes).

Do the same for the reg entry

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell]


================

dont wan't to do it "by-hand"? here's a reg file to do it:

---begin cut below----
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
@="none"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell]
@="none"

----end cut above---

cut-and-paste lines into notepad, save file as fix.reg
be sure that notepad does name it fix.reg, and not fix.reg.txt
then right-click the saved file and choose Merge.

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:06 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


"crlim35" <crlim35.1p8iey@> wrote in message
news:C9GdnY7cwMoP-RbfRVn_vg@giganews.com...
>
> Hi All
> In the process of adding a command prompt option to my "File Folder"
> type something got changed and now when I double click on a folder, it
> brings up a new search window instead of just opening the folder. I
> have searched around in the registry and can't find the problem. When I
> right click on file folders, the "Search" option is first and bold, thus
> it is acting as my default but when I go into Tools/Folder Options/File
> Types/File Folder/Advanced..."find" is the only option but is not my
> default. Under "Folder" I have "Command Prompt", "Open" and "Explore".
>
> Please, any help would be much appreciated!!!!!!!!
>
>
> -Carol
>
>
> --
> crlim35Posted from http://www.pcreview.co.uk/ newsgroup access
>

Ken
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Frustraing to say the least thank you for saving my sanity

"Craig" wrote:

>
> "crlim35" <crlim35.1p8iey@> wrote...
>
> >
> > Hi All
> > In the process of adding a command prompt option to my "File Folder"
> > type something got changed and now when I double click on a folder, it
> > brings up a new search window instead of just opening the folder. I
> > have searched around in the registry and can't find the problem. When I
> > right click on file folders, the "Search" option is first and bold, thus
> > it is acting as my default but when I go into Tools/Folder Options/File
> > Types/File Folder/Advanced..."find" is the only option but is not my
> > default. Under "Folder" I have "Command Prompt", "Open" and "Explore".
> >
> > Please, any help would be much appreciated!!!!!!!!
> >
> >
> > -Carol
>
> Carol, I had the same problem for a long time and just found the solution
> yesterday, a response to yet another fellow's identical situation. The
> answer was provided by Ramesh, a Microsoft MVP, based on a tip he received
> from David Candy, so I take no credit for this solution.
>
> The quick fix is to click on Start/Run, then type in the command followed
> by clicking on OK:
>
> regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
>
> That worked for me so I didn't go further, but Ramesh gave a couple web
> sites to check for more answers:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321379 and
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186
>
> Craig
>
> PS--it is frustrating, isn't it, to double click a folder and have a Search
> feature pop up?
>
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Thanks, Craig and Ken.

--
Ramesh Srinivasan
MS-MVP, Windows Shell

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com

"Ken" <Ken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5C7BD2E2-4092-4D13-867A-6FF20C89B6AA@microsoft.com...
> Frustraing to say the least thank you for saving my sanity
>
> "Craig" wrote:
>
>>
>> "crlim35" <crlim35.1p8iey@> wrote...
>>
>> >
>> > Hi All
>> > In the process of adding a command prompt option to my "File Folder"
>> > type something got changed and now when I double click on a folder, it
>> > brings up a new search window instead of just opening the folder. I
>> > have searched around in the registry and can't find the problem. When I
>> > right click on file folders, the "Search" option is first and bold,
>> > thus
>> > it is acting as my default but when I go into Tools/Folder Options/File
>> > Types/File Folder/Advanced..."find" is the only option but is not my
>> > default. Under "Folder" I have "Command Prompt", "Open" and "Explore".
>> >
>> > Please, any help would be much appreciated!!!!!!!!
>> >
>> >
>> > -Carol
>>
>> Carol, I had the same problem for a long time and just found the solution
>> yesterday, a response to yet another fellow's identical situation. The
>> answer was provided by Ramesh, a Microsoft MVP, based on a tip he
>> received
>> from David Candy, so I take no credit for this solution.
>>
>> The quick fix is to click on Start/Run, then type in the command
>> followed
>> by clicking on OK:
>>
>> regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
>>
>> That worked for me so I didn't go further, but Ramesh gave a couple web
>> sites to check for more answers:
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321379 and
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186
>>
>> Craig
>>
>> PS--it is frustrating, isn't it, to double click a folder and have a
>> Search
>> feature pop up?
>>
>>
>>


HELP! Opens Search Window instead of Folder