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Windows 7: Double clicking SOME windows explorer folders does not work anymore!

18 Oct 2012   #1
khnync

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Double clicking SOME windows explorer folders does not work anymore!

Hello! I have recently noticed a weird bug that double clicking SOME personal folders and subfolders of the main Windows 7 libraries (documents, music, pictures, videos) does not open them immediately in the Windows Explorer main window. I'm not getting any error messages--it seems like Windows is trying to process the double click command because I see the "blue circle waiting symbol". However, nothing happens after the symbol disappears. Opening the problematic folder through right-clicking doesn't work either. The only way I can open the problematic folders is through the context menu map on the left that includes libraries, homegroup, computer and network. This is a less efficient method that I don't like and I never have had to do this before. Is there any way that windows explorer can be refreshed or reset without losing any data? I have anti-virus software, system mechanic and cc cleaner and they didn't see any major problems with my system. Thanks!


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18 Oct 2012   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Have you tried system restore?
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18 Oct 2012   #3
Rimond

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hmm, i dont really know what caused it, if it only for those special folders in library and it never open regardless how many time u tried then i have to ask did u removed a drive recently or did u delete the default redirect folder[C:\Users\Public]?

it doesnt hurt to try
right click a special folder in library(documents, music, pictures, videos) and press [properties], click on [include a folder] and browse the location of the folder...
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18 Oct 2012   #4
Debbie B

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi,


To rest Windows Explorer, Click on "Start" at the bottom of your desktop to open the Start Menu. Press "Ctrl + Shift" on your keyboard as you right-click on any black space of the Start Menu. Select "Exit Explorer.

Press "Ctrl + Shift + Esc" to open the computer's Task Manager. Click on "Run" (some computers may need to click on "File > Run"). Type in "explorer," then select "OK."

Hope this helps
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28 Oct 2012   #5
khnync

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the help but I weirdly found out on my own that the buggy personal folders actually open fine if I just rename them!!! Don't know if anyone has any clues as to why this could have happened--maybe a memory problem?!?!?
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16 Aug 2014   #6
hjfullingim

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Definitely Works

Download the Registry Reviver tool linked to here. Works GREAT!
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