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Windows 7: Open Dialog issue


27 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Open Dialog issue

Hi,

Something wrong, on Open Dialog, Windows used to pull all shortcut on the Desktop and an important one which was "My Computer" that would help me have access my different drives.

The way the open dialog is designed I have no possibility to access C, D, etc...

Any idea on how to fix this?

Thanks.




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27 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello xxx59712, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What did you open this one from?

If this has just recently happened, then you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this started to fix it.

If that is not an option, then you could try running a sfc /scannow command to see if it may help if it's a corrupted or modified system file at fault.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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27 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This is coming from "Scan Folder..." in KC Soft Sumo but other softwares have the same problem.

It is like if the only folder associated with Desktop is Users and that the usual My Computer, etc... are missing.

I am sure one setting in the reg must have been changed but how, that I do not know.

PS : I have no system restore and sfc did report problems, fixed them, but the problem is still there. Thanks for trying to help me.
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27 Jan 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If the same dialog used to show them before for this same program, then you could also try a repair install if you like since you have no restore points.
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27 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks Microsoft. "It is not bug, it is a feature".

Found the answer here.

If you have more than 200 icons on your desktop, this is what is happening, reducing the number of icons solved the issue.

Thanks for your help.
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27 Jan 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hmm, odd quark. Thank you for posting back with your findings and solution.
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