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Windows 7: Can't open folders when double-clicking them

17 Sep 2010   #1
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Can't open folders when double-clicking them

For some odd reason, I cannot open files. I double-click them and a message comes up (below). I even checked the folder options and it is set to double-click folders to open. The only way for me to open folders is to right-click and click open, but that's long.

Could anyone tell me how I can sort out my problem? I've tried system restore but that doesn't seem to work either, an error comes up




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17 Sep 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello saroy94, welcome to Seven Forums!




Have a look at this tutorial at the link below to see if it'll help; be sure to post back to keep us informed.


Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations
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17 Sep 2010   #3
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks! One of the registry files worked!
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17 Sep 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad to see you got it resolved and thanks for the update.
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30 Nov 2010   #5
jimgerlv

Win 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Solved: Can't open hard disk folder by double click

Hi,
I had the same problem. I installed /merged the reg fix "default_folder.reg" and everything works now.

My question: How did this problem occur in the first place?

Thanks!
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01 Feb 2011   #6
codmies

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi,

I have the same problem. Now when I have found the right .reg file where am I supposed to put it ?
Thanks !
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01 Feb 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codmies View Post
Hi,

I have the same problem. Now when I have found the right .reg file where am I supposed to put it ?
Thanks !


Just do as the steps #1 - #7 suggest.
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10 Mar 2011   #8
hemn

Win7 and XP
 
 
What should i do

Dear Everybody,

I downloaded MRT March version and after scanning my PC. i got this problem none of this .reg files that somebody toled to merge into the registry, helped. Please tell me what to do.
My OS is Win 7 Ultimate and My Anti-virus is Bit defender Internet Security 2010, updating daily.

Thanks
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03 Apr 2011   #9
need4steer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Did you try to merge the files for the directory, drive and folder?
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04 Apr 2011   #10
hemn

Win7 and XP
 
 

Hi,

i have downloaded all of the registry files and after unpacking the .reg files i merged them into the registry. After reboot nothing happened.
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