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Windows 7: Windows Explorer - Opening in new windows

29 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows Explorer - Opening in new windows

I only started noticing this a few days ago but when I open Windows Explorer and open another folder Windows Explorer will open that folder in a new window. I've done several things to attempt fixing this error but none of them have worked.

So far I've done the following:

I've checked the folder options to make sure Explorer opens in the same window
I've checked the option to open in a separate process, and killed explorer and changed back to open in the same window

I've run a command prompt that attempts to apply a fix to a specific .dll the command prompt command was (regsvr32 actxprxy.dll)

I'm lost and I need some suggestions, do you guys have any?

I read something where someone suggests using a registry edit but I'm not sure if that will actually help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Sep 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Mitchell,

You might see if any of the other options in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window

If this only started recently, then you could also do a system restore using a restore point dated when it worked properly to hopefully fix it.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Follow boyongoo's advice in this thread:

Explorer windows always open in new window?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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