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Windows 7: explorer malfunctioning

27 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
explorer malfunctioning

hey friends, whenever i open folder in explorer, each folder opens up in separate windows. i have also checked settings in folder options. Please help me..!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Mr Hahn,

If this has just happened recently, then you might consider doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this started to hopefully fix it.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64

i had tried system restore, it was also not working.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2011   #4


Have you tried to reset folder opening as described below?

Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window

How to Open a Folder Window in a New Process in Windows 7

(Here are some additional directions for Vista, but I believe the Windows 7 method is pretty much the same.) From Windows Explorer open Organize, Folder and Search Options, and on the General page, under Browse Folders, check: "Open each folder in the same window." If you use IE, you can also open IE, go to Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, scroll down to Browsing, and check: "Reuse Windows for launching shortcuts."

If the above methods don't work, perhaps the next logical step would be a scan to try to diagnose the problem. Why don't you follow the steps of Brink's tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate x64

thanks dude, scan now worked for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2011   #6


You're very welcome, but I can't take any credit. All the knowledge comes from Brink's tutorials!
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