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Windows 7: Windows Explorer click items as follows broken


23 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Windows Explorer click items as follows broken

Hi,

For some reason windows explorer insists having single click turned on disregarding my choice of double clicking(the standard)

This is highly annoying.

I've taken screen shots of my setting and the lack of results in folder view.







Please help!

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23 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

Just to be sure I understand your problem, you're saying that you set it to "double click" and then it goes back to single click?
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23 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Thanks for replying

Yes, I actually never touched the setting, it started this behavior out of the blue. I'm not running any kind of third party windows optimizer or anything like that I never use them.

Changing settings from double click to single click and back does nothing. The indicator dot moves all right and it doesn't move back on it's own but the behavior never changes.

The contents of a folder does not seem to influence anything either.
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23 Jul 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Phero, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below instead may be able to help get it set to Double Click for you.

Single-Click or Double-Click to Open an Item

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Shawn thanks for the reply.

The reg file didn't do anything on my machine but if I, as per your suggestion in the thread, created a new administrator it fixed the problem under the new user.

It does seem a little excessive don't you think? If a new user doesn't have this problem isn't there a way to copy those working explorer settings from the newly created user?
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23 Jul 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Phero,

I have updated the Double click download at that link. Please download and try it to see if it may be able to help better for you. Be sure to restart the computer after merging it.
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23 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Shawn,

I've merged the new reg file(794 bytes vs 548 bytes) to no avail. I did try restarting and I forgot to mention that I also ran a Windows system file check (sfc /scannow) and it completed with no errors.
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23 Jul 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

In that case, it seems that using the new user account may be the only option, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.
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23 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Shawn thanks for your suggestions.

I did create a new user and copied everything but when I log in I still have to re-create a lot of settings from scratch. It does not find my Outlook pst file, nor my favorites for Firefox, my Gmail checker settings, my skype user and son and so forth. This all makes it an extreme headache to start from scratch. I might as well re-install windows if I was to choose this option.

Have a great weekend.

Regards.
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23 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phero View Post
Hi Shawn thanks for your suggestions.

I did create a new user and copied everything but when I log in I still have to re-create a lot of settings from scratch. It does not find my Outlook pst file, nor my favorites for Firefox, my Gmail checker settings, my skype user and son and so forth. This all makes it an extreme headache to start from scratch. I might as well re-install windows if I was to choose this option.

Have a great weekend.

Regards.
There is no need to start from scratch. Use Windows Easy Transfer to copy the settings from one user to another. It will get EVERYTHING.
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