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Windows 7: Can't Access "Downloads" Folder

04 Jul 2012   #21
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Are you still not able to open the Downloads folder?

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04 Jul 2012   #22

windows 7 32bit

no i did open the downloads folder but i cant access the documents i had on the that folder before it crashed. Do you get it? i guess some virus permanently deleted them
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2012   #23
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise


Ok. If you like, go ahead and download and merge the folder and Directory options in the same tutorial below. Afterwards, see if you are able to open the folder without the error.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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