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Windows 7: Windows 7 - Double clicking folders does nothing

03 Feb 2010   #1
pbusardo

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Windows 7 - Double clicking folders does nothing

I've run across this twice now and I'm wondering if anyone has experienced the same and has a solution.

Twice since I've installed Windows 7 I've gotten into a state where double clicking my desktop folders does nothing. It appears that everything is still running, but I can't open anything new.

A screen refresh does nothing.

A reboot solves the problem.

Ideas?

Thank you!


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03 Feb 2010   #2
Agent Zach

Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 [x64]
 
 

Is there a specific application you run before the issue occurs? Such as... let's say you open up an instance of Microsoft Visio.... and then the problem occurs.

What program, website, or game "causes" the issue?
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03 Feb 2010   #3
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

When it hapapens, open task manager and see what is running, the folders are probably in use. Right click on task bar to get task manager
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03 Feb 2010   #4
pbusardo

Windows 7
 
 

There doesn't appear to be any piece of software that did it, but I THINK that both times it happened when I was remote desktopped to my desktop via my laptop. Then, when I went downstairs to my desktop, there was the same issue. Double click stuff and nothing happens.

I tried the task manager route and one time stopped EVERYTHING it allowed me to stop and the problem still persisted.
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03 Feb 2010   #5
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Take the memory diagnotic test. Sounds like memory

When it happens type event viewer in search and look for errors.
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03 Feb 2010   #6
pbusardo

Windows 7
 
 

I will try the event viewer and have scheduled a memory test on the next restart. Thank you.
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03 Feb 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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I am happy to help. Will be even happier if it works.
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03 Feb 2010   #8
pbusardo

Windows 7
 
 

As will I Rich. Thank you.
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03 Feb 2010   #9
PoPPeR

XP Vista 7
 
 

try hitting the Windows key twice. from RDC disconnection, sometimes numlock enable/disable and windows key disable/enable
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03 Feb 2010   #10
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I would try giving it more time with the double click. There was a situation once where the hard drive was going to sleep, or something like that, and would not wake up quickly enough.

Also, what happens if you just single click? There is a setting to allow opening folder by single or double clicking.

Also you might try adjusting your double click speed for the mouse.
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