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Windows 7: double clicking a folder opens a command prompt


17 Nov 2012   #1

---windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
double clicking a folder opens a command prompt

dear sir,
till yesterday. it was ok. since today morning, this problem appears. when i double click a folder to open it, it asks for permission to open with windows command processor. if i click on yes, a command prompt appears and commands keep on scrolling. if i right click on the folder, then the first option that comes is "take ownership". i am using microsoft security essentials. i have scanned with that as well as malwarebytes antimalware but the problem persists.

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17 Nov 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Can you remember if you did anything just before the problem started? Download/install a new program? Install Windows Updates? Change any computer settings? Go to a new website you've never visited before?

You can try using a restore point that goes back to before the problem started. Be aware that a system restore will also uninstall programs that were installed after the date of the selected restore point.

System Restore
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17 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by souvikmajumder View Post
dear sir,
till yesterday. it was ok. since today morning, this problem appears. when i double click a folder to open it, it asks for permission to open with windows command processor. if i click on yes, a command prompt appears and commands keep on scrolling. if i right click on the folder, then the first option that comes is "take ownership". i am using microsoft security essentials. i have scanned with that as well as malwarebytes antimalware but the problem persists.
It appears your folder association settings are messed up. See the following link for a fix.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/f4392db2-dbc2-4f74-b533-3777144e1a06/

The fix is in the zip file posted by Ramesh Srinivasan and can be downloaded from;

http://www.winhelponline.com/temp/w7-folder-reg.zip

Generally I would not suggest downloading a zip file, but I am very familiar with Ramesh and am confident the download is safe.

HTH
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17 Nov 2012   #4

---windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

i had installed windows updates, installed avast antivirus, antimaleware. i have done a system restore but it could not be completed. an error occured. i will post the error code soon. as of now, the problem prevails. i have done a real time scan, boot scan with avast. installed the registry editor published by ramesh sir. no change as of now.
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