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Windows 7: Removed IE11 - now Win Explorer will not open new tab in same window

17 Jul 2015   #1
xwray

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Removed IE11 - now Win Explorer will not open new tab in same window

I completely removed IE11 from my computer...no reason except I want to use Firefox and want the clutter removed.

This appears to be the only unwanted result of having removed IE11.

Apparently there was a setting stored in the IE11 software that held the information to make Win Explorer open each request to open a new tab do so in the same window.

I believe there has to be a key in the registry that can be set to enable opening tabs in the same window but obviously I don't know what it is so I am in hopes that someone here can identify the appropriate key and tell me what its value needs to be to enable this function. I have no problem with editing the registry.

I have already tried to set the "open in same window option" in the control panel folder options applet but no joy.

Thanks very much if you can help me with this issue.


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17 Jul 2015   #2
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Win Explorer, to my knowledge, is not natively multi-tabbed.
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17 Jul 2015   #3
xwray

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

You are of course correct...poor choice of words on my part...shoulda said folder - not tab
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17 Jul 2015   #4
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Do you have IE10 on the machine. Try a Repair at Internet Options / Advanced.
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17 Jul 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
See if this is an option
Repair Install
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17 Jul 2015   #6
xwray

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies. It turns out I took a wild guess and ran SFC which resolved the problem...don't know why exactly but I'll take it...must have repaired a corrupted file that was causing the problem.
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