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Windows 7: Cannot double click on folders


06 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Cannot double click on folders

Hi, as of today I cannot double click on folders to open. I can do it by right clicking. When I do right click "Explore" is bold not "open". I've ran though this tutorial Default File Type Associations - Restore but did help. Anyone know? I would rather not have to do a system restore if I don't have to. Thanks!

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06 Jun 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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Hi rswannabe, do you have Double click to open checked in Folder Options?


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06 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi, yes. Mine looks just like your screenshot. This just started today. I get an error that says that it doesn't have a program associated with it. But, it's a folder not a program...and every folder. Also, like I said. I can open by right clicking. But, I notice that EXPLORE is bold not OPEN.
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06 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rswannabe View Post
Hi, as of today I cannot double click on folders to open. I can do it by right clicking. When I do right click "Explore" is bold not "open". I've ran though this tutorial Default File Type Associations - Restore but did help. Anyone know? I would rather not have to do a system restore if I don't have to. Thanks!
>>> I would rather not have to do a system restore if I don't have to

Perhpas you have mistaken System Restore with System Recovery ?
They are 2 different animals.
We do system restore regularly. In fact it is the first line of attack when we encounter problems.
System restore merely " roll " the computer back to a date when you had no problem.... like a " time machine ".
Here is the tutorial for system restore :
System Restore

You have to learn to use that. It saves you a lot of heartache.
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06 Jun 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rswannabe View Post
Hi, yes. Mine looks just like your screenshot. This just started today. I get an error that says that it doesn't have a program associated with it. But, it's a folder not a program...and every folder. Also, like I said. I can open by right clicking. But, I notice that EXPLORE is bold not OPEN.
Can you explain better?
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06 Jun 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Rswannabe,

Did you already download and merge the Folder, Directory, and lnk (LNK) options in the tutorial?

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Jun 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You may click Open even if it is not in bold type. Explore will open it as well.
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07 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks guys. Sorry it took me so long to get back. @Brink, Thank you!! I had only run the .reg until you asked me. I some other tut it said only .reg. But, after running the others I'm back in fine form! Thanks again!
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07 Jun 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Glad it's working for you.
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07 Jun 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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