Folder association problems



WatchPaul
07-10-2005, 01:37 AM
When I click on MY COMPUTER then a drive (HD: C,D,E,F), then try to open a
folder (any folder) the SEARCH RESULTS window always opens. I also have made
folder shortcuts to the desktop, these also open the SEARCH window.
The only way I can open foldesr is in EXPLORER.

I have checked the folder options, fioe types and association. At folders it
says (NONE).

How do I get this back to normal without reloading everything?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:37 AM
Search Companion Starts If You Double-Click a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321186

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"WatchPaul" wrote:

| When I click on MY COMPUTER then a drive (HD: C,D,E,F), then try to open a
| folder (any folder) the SEARCH RESULTS window always opens. I also have made
| folder shortcuts to the desktop, these also open the SEARCH window.
| The only way I can open foldesr is in EXPLORER.
|
| I have checked the folder options, fioe types and association. At folders it
| says (NONE).
|
| How do I get this back to normal without reloading everything?

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:37 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 ")

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"WatchPaul" <WatchPaul@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:353116A9-2B70-404D-A433-58B41DF491B3@microsoft.com...
> When I click on MY COMPUTER then a drive (HD: C,D,E,F), then try to open a
> folder (any folder) the SEARCH RESULTS window always opens. I also have
> made
> folder shortcuts to the desktop, these also open the SEARCH window.
> The only way I can open foldesr is in EXPLORER.
>
> I have checked the folder options, fioe types and association. At folders
> it
> says (NONE).
>
> How do I get this back to normal without reloading everything?


Folder association problems