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Windows 7: Lost the Link to Windows Explorer!


09 Mar 2010   #1

 
 
Lost the Link to Windows Explorer!

Windows 7 Pro. Two week old installation. Don't know how this happened, however when I right click on the Start button and choose "Open Windows Explorer", nothing happens! It was originally working properly.

If I double-click on \windows\explorer.exe, it opens. Can someone describe how to edit this link to get this working properly again?

This is no biggie admittedly, I just want it working right.

Gerry


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09 Mar 2010   #2

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Hello Gerry, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Open Start menu, right click Windows Explorer and choose Properties from the context menu. Choose Shortcut tab, type %windir%\explorer.exe to Target field. Click OK.

Should work now.

Kari


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09 Mar 2010   #3

 
 

Thanks Kari, but you misunderstood the problem. Go to the Start button and RIGHT click on it. One of the selections is "Open Windows Explorer". That's what used to work and now does nothing.

If I OPEN the Start menu and click on "Windows Explorer", it works.

Gerry
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09 Mar 2010   #4

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I completely misread your post. I am sorry!
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09 Mar 2010   #5
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gswetsky View Post
Thanks Kari, but you misunderstood the problem. Go to the Start button and RIGHT click on it. One of the selections is "Open Windows Explorer". That's what used to work and now does nothing.

If I OPEN the Start menu and click on "Windows Explorer", it works.

Gerry
Open up regedit.exe through the start menu search or run box, and then browse down to the following key (create the key if it does not exist)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Create a new 32-bit DWORD value on the right-hand side named NoViewContextMenu with one of these values:
  • Enable Context Menus: 0
  • Disable Context Menus: 1

maybe can help.
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09 Mar 2010   #6

 
 

Nope. No help either....

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Then I realized I'd let Ccleaner clean the registry a day or two ago. I'd saved the file that Ccleaner created of changes It'd made and merged it. That was no help either.

At least it appears I didn't get ahold of any malware that screwed with my system. Guess that was my primary concern.

Gerry


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09 Mar 2010   #7
ryo

 
 

have you try repair your windows...i think have some file system missing..just i guess..
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09 Mar 2010   #8

 
 

Thanks. I'll read up on using repair discs.

Gerry
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09 Mar 2010   #9
ryo

 
 

let we know and post your result if your problems already solve..
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10 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

gswetsky:

Open up command prompt as admin (right click -> run as admin) and type:
Code:
sfc /scannow
This should fix any registry errors.

~Lordbob
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