Windows Explorer Problem in XPpro



Vince
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
When clicking on a folder shown in the righthand pane of Window
Explorer, rather than opening the folder, I am getting the SEARCH
RESULTS window displayed.

This is also happening from the Desktop with the folders that I have
generated myself.

I am not aware of anything that was recently changed to cause this to
be happening. Began happening a couple of days ago and PC has been
rebooted since.

Suggestions/Ideas on cause and repair ?

Regards,
de ~ Vince ~

David Candy
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
Cause, you edited the Directory filetype in Folder Options - File Types dialog. XP has a different mechanism to previous Windows to indicate not to have a directory verb as a default (as it inheirits from Folder Type). Noone told the File Types dialog that it changed.

Repair type in Start Run

regsvr32 /i shell32

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"Vince" <NoSPAM2THISHAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:j3snb1hblfvn48iquc1i0rmak08d0ul1i8@4ax.com...
>
> When clicking on a folder shown in the righthand pane of Window
> Explorer, rather than opening the folder, I am getting the SEARCH
> RESULTS window displayed.
>
> This is also happening from the Desktop with the folders that I have
> generated myself.
>
> I am not aware of anything that was recently changed to cause this to
> be happening. Began happening a couple of days ago and PC has been
> rebooted since.
>
> Suggestions/Ideas on cause and repair ?
>
> Regards,
> de ~ Vince ~
>
>

Vince
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 21:49:57 +1000, "David Candy" <.> wrote:

>Cause, you edited the Directory filetype in Folder Options - File Types dialog. XP has a different mechanism to previous Windows to indicate not to have a directory verb as a default (as it inheirits from Folder Type). Noone told the File Types dialog that it changed.
>
>Repair type in Start Run
>
>regsvr32 /i shell32


Will give that a try and let you know. Thanks.

Vince
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 21:49:57 +1000, "David Candy" <.> wrote:

>Cause, you edited the Directory filetype in Folder Options - File Types dialog. XP has a different mechanism to previous Windows to indicate not to have a directory verb as a default (as it inheirits from Folder Type). Noone told the File Types dialog that it changed.
>
>Repair type in Start Run
>
>regsvr32 /i shell32


David:

Thank you. Your suggestion worked splendidly.

And, you're correct; I was into Folder Options, But I don't recall
doing anything other than sorting the provided listing at the File
Types dialog. I suppose that was enough to cause the "damage".


Regards.
de ~ Vince ~


Windows Explorer Problem in XPpro