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Windows 7: Explorer Problem (opens in new window)

12 Sep 2009   #1

Mac OS X Leopard, Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Explorer Problem (opens in new window)

Is there any way to fix this?

When I open Computer in the start menu and double click on an item it opens in a new window. I tried to open `Organize`, press `Folder and search options` and select `Open each folder in the same window`, but it doesn`t work! I can still use explorer, but it`s quite annoying because I have to right click to open things or close all the windows I`ve opened when I`m done. Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.

Thanks

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12 Sep 2009   #2

 
 

Hi Arvencis, welcome to the forums.

The best I can suggest is to open the folder properties (Organize -> Folder and Search options) and reset all to default in each tab. In addition try the 'Reset Folders' in the 'View' tab too.

Hope this helps


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12 Sep 2009   #3

Mac OS X Leopard, Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've done it, it doesn't make a difference.
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12 Sep 2009   #4

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arvencis View Post
When I open Computer in the start menu and double click on an item it opens in a new window.
Welcome Arvencis.

I personally don't have this specific problem,

but having just posted this pic in my comrade "off-topic" area,

maybe these last 2 settings might help ?

(Don't know what 'Navigation Pane' really means...)


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12 Sep 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
(Don't know what 'Navigation Pane' really means...)
The yellow frame.


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12 Sep 2009   #6

Mac OS X Leopard, Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't really see how this is going to fix the problem. The navigation pane settings isn't stopping folders from opening in new windows.
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12 Sep 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arvencis View Post
I don't really see how this is going to fix the problem. The navigation pane settings isn't stopping folders from opening in new windows.
ChuckR understands that now.

When you right click a drive or folder, which word is in bold?
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12 Sep 2009   #8

Mac OS X Leopard, Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Open
open in new window

It still opens in a new window! I have to right click and select "Open" (in bold) to open in the same. Isn't there any command or something i can type in to fix it?
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02 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Just started experiencing the exact same issue. Have a desktop with Windows 7 that is having this issue, and a laptop that is not. It is set to re-use folders and has been fine since install. Yesterday it stopped. Right click and the Open is bolded and if I choose it then it will re-use, but double click opens a new folder each time. Any registry entries that we could look at? Any additional help would be greatly appreciated.
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02 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Double post!

So I found my problem. It ends up it was a piece of software I installed. It was a software test tool that we use at work. A co-worker had a similar issue and after doing a system restore the folder views were back to normal. I'm not sure what component of the software causes the issues, but if you've installed anything recently, maybe do a system restore back before that and see if it's a particular software package.

I tried just uninstalling the software but that didn't do the trick. I had just installed it earlier this week so there were no other changes on my system. That's what I know, hope that helps.
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