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Windows 7: Folders not opening properly

25 Jun 2011   #1
powwowell

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Folders not opening properly

I'm new to this forum, this is my first post and I'm not that familiar with Windows. I have a HP machine that is just a few months old.

My problem is that folders won't open with a click of the the left hand mouse button. I have to right click, then click on Open. Any suggestions on how to fix this?


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25 Jun 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by powwowell View Post
I'm new to this forum, this is my first post and I'm not that familiar with Windows. I have a HP machine that is just a few months old.

My problem is that folders won't open with a click of the the left hand mouse button. I have to right click, then click on Open. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Unless your mouse is configured differently, you need to double-click the left mouse button to open your folders.

You'll find Mouse properties in your Control Panel.

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25 Jun 2011   #3
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

If you want to open files with a single click.

1. Open explorer.
2. Select Organize -> Folder and search options.
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3. Click the Single click to open... radio button.
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25 Jun 2011   #4
powwowell

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I don't have a "Mouse Properties" in my Control Panel.

Is the suggestion to "open explorer" referring to Internet Explorer?
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25 Jun 2011   #5
kado897

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No. Windows Explorer.
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25 Jun 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You can also use Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options to do what you want:

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25 Jun 2011   #7
kado897

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Yes. That was in my earlier post.
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25 Jun 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Yes. That was in my earlier post.
I do apologize, I just jumped in without checking first.
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25 Jun 2011   #9
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Yes. That was in my earlier post.
I do apologize, I just jumped in without checking first.
No problem seavixen. I just didn't want the op confused.
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27 Jun 2011   #10
powwowell

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions. My daughter says that an update was at the root of the problem. She down loaded the fix.
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