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Windows 7: Left click will not open folders

05 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have Win 7 home premium on 3 machines.

On one machine only, a left click on a folder will not open it and brings up the error message to the effect there is no file associated with it. (I have all folders set up to open with a single click.)

The only way to open the folder is to right click then select "open".

Thanks for any help.

Meant to say the error message is to the effect there is no program associated with it.


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05 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by warrain2 View Post
I have Win 7 home premium on 3 machines.

On one machine only, a left click on a folder will not open it and brings up the error message to the effect there is no file associated with it. (I have all folders set up to open with a single click.)

The only way to open the folder is to right click then select "open".

Thanks for any help.
Double check you " single click " setting......

Start > search box, type folder options > General tab > under " click items as follows " heading, make sure the blue radio dot is at " Single-click to open an item ( poiny to select ) " > OK when done.
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05 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ItachiSharingan View Post

Meant to say the error message is to the effect there is no program associated with it.
Hello Itachi,

It sounds like your folder associations got messed up somehow. You could download the Folder option in the tutorial below to restore their default associations to see if that may be able to help afterwards.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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