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Windows 7: Folders won't open in the same window.


17 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home 32-Bit
 
 
Folders won't open in the same window.

Hello everyone,
I recently installed the new pack of updates from Windows Update, and since then, I've been having an issue where my Folders will open in new windows, rather than in the same window, as a double-click should initiate. I have already checked in the Folder Options and they are checked to open in the same window, I tried flipping it the other way and back too, this had no effect. I am curious if perhaps something has gone wrong with the registry during the update? Any ideas would be helpful, as this is terribly annoying.

Thanks!
Zouri
(Windows 7 Home 32-Bit OS)


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17 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zouri View Post
Hello everyone,
I recently installed the new pack of updates from Windows Update, and since then, I've been having an issue where my Folders will open in new windows, rather than in the same window, as a double-click should initiate. I have already checked in the Folder Options and they are checked to open in the same window, I tried flipping it the other way and back too, this had no effect. I am curious if perhaps something has gone wrong with the registry during the update? Any ideas would be helpful, as this is terribly annoying.

Thanks!
Zouri
(Windows 7 Home 32-Bit OS)
Try running a System Restore to a point just before you performed the updates.
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17 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home 32-Bit
 
 

Dzomlija,
I tried restoring to before the critical update that happened on 12/14, and I still am having issues, I rechecked and the option to open in the same window is still checked.
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17 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Zouri, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if one or all of the options in the tutorial below may be able to help you open the folders in the same window again.

Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home 32-Bit
 
 

Brink,
I tried to fix the issue using RegEdit, however my value in the 5th column was already 0A, I changed it, and updated the registry that way anyway, and still am having the same issue. I have restarted the computer since updating the registry also.

Zouri
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17 Dec 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Zouri,

As a test, create a new administrator account to see if it may work properly while logged on to it. If so, then you copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.
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17 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home 32-Bit
 
 

Brink,
I just tried creating a new administrator account, and that didn't work either, the option was checked in the new administrator account to have them open in the same window, and I checked the registry as well, and tried that.

Still no luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you have a retail copy of Windows 7, then you could do a repair install to fix it without losing anything. It's a bit more involved, but it should work for you since the other items above didn't.
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