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Windows 7: In Win Explorer, double click now opens SAVE AS dialog

31 Jan 2015   #1
highmeadowhiker

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
In Win Explorer, double click now opens SAVE AS dialog

Always in the past, with every flavor of Windows, when I double clicked on a filename in Windows Explorer, it opened it in the default app or one chosen by me via file association. Now, I get a Save As window. I now have to right click and select Open from the menu to open.

Something changed, and I did not do it, unless by unknown accident. How do I get back to the open on double click functionality?


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31 Jan 2015   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One) might be all you need; accept defaults, maybe add #s 26 & 27. Allow it to make both system restore point & registry backup just before doing repairs.
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31 Jan 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Have you tried system restore to an earlier time ?
It's either that or there are plenty of auto reg file type fixes here try the lnk type fix,
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
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