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Windows 7: Drives erroneously set to open with cmd instead of Explorer

21 Oct 2016   #1
Indyboo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Drives erroneously set to open with cmd instead of Explorer

When I try to open any drive in "Computer", I receive the following error, therefore I am unable to open a drive by simply clicking on it. When I right click on a drive the first option in the the context menu is cmd instead of the normal open command, however the open command is included farther down the menu and I can use it to open the drives. All other folders/sub folders open as normal simply by clicking on them. My problem is only on Drives. Subsequently this has also rendered my DVD-R Drive useless as my software is not able to initiate the DVD-R Rom Drive during the burn process. I am uncertain what has happened to cause this problem and system restore has not been able to correct it. Can any explain how to restore normal drive command operations for me or give me some helpful insight to correct this problem?




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21 Oct 2016   #2
Indyboo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Context Menu

This is the context menu I get for my drives


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21 Oct 2016   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Indyboo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed drive option in the tutorial below may be able to fix this for you. It will restore the default association and registry entries for drives.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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21 Oct 2016   #4
Indyboo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank you very much Brink. This did indeed fix my problem.
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21 Oct 2016   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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