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Windows 7: Lost abilty to open files with windows explorer

14 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 64 bit
ability to search

The situation is that when I type a search string into the start search box like regedit or services.msc .it does not search 'per se'..its gives me a blank white panel with the types of folder headings at the top in vertical form programs - documents etc..if I then choose any one of these I get the picture I uploaded and refuses to load and suggesting that my internet is preventing the opening..I do not understand per picture If I use the 'run' facility I am fine.. seems like there is something stopping the system search I have run the windows series of diagnostics packs without really understanding what I was looking for..but I did see a problem with the system search area..shown in one of the diagnostic runs..out of my depth I am afraid I am able to use the open with facility now thanks to your tutorial I have checked that the windows search is active- it is I have set the index active - it is indexing Thank you for you time Lost abilty to use typed instruction in start box

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14 Jan 2011   #12
James Colbert


Hi artinusa,

Still waiting for a response regarding your explorer issues. I asked:

"Not sure what you mean by 'vanilla' file folders. Could you be more specific? A screenshot would be helpful also."

Also, have you tried IE9's suggestion to run SFC (see link to tutorial in his post, this thread)?

Finally, it might be less confusing were we to confine this thread to your explorer issues, unless you feel they are somehow related. To that end, I have posted a response to your search thread here:

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14 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7 64 bit

Sorry for delay.. by vanilla I mean the normal folder icon orange/yellow ....from some tutorial by Brink that has been fixed I now have open with also My main issue now is that when I type into the start search box I do not get the expected search as I describe several times .... and get the posted picture error in the link supplied above. I ran sfc and nothing came up...I ran index and made sure the windows search was auto and on.. I still can not use the search facility ..even typing in regedit I get no result and end up with posted pic erorr Frustrated sorry..thanks for standing by me
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14 Jan 2011   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


I'm happy to hear that you got the folder issue in this thread solved.

Please continue your search issue in it's orginal thread below instead though.

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