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Windows 7: Folder options problems???

29 Sep 2010   #1
Greenfox74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Folder options problems???

I'm having problems here to guys. When i try to open folder options from the control panel it shoots like a shadow down to the task bar and the screen freezes. I cannot open it, and have to hit escape before doing anything else. Is this something anyone else has had problems with and can be fixed easily? Any help is greatly appreciated!!!


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29 Sep 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

does the same thing happen if you try to open folder options from windows explorer?
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30 Sep 2010   #3
Greenfox74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I dont have a folders options in my explorer anymore. It was in the tools button but it's gone now.
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30 Sep 2010   #4
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greenfox74 View Post
I dont have a folders options in my explorer anymore. It was in the tools button but it's gone now.
Your "Organize">"Folder and search options" is gone?

Folder Options - Open

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You can always tap the "Alt" key to gain temporary access to the menu:
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Or, alternatively, always enable the menus by ticking the "Always show menus" box:
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30 Sep 2010   #5
Greenfox74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for your advice!!! I got it all straigtened out. I ran the scan from command prompt and it fixed it all. You guys are the best thing on the web!!!
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30 Sep 2010   #6
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Wonderful, Greenfox74! "Sfc /scannow" run in an elevated command prompt can work wonders.

You're a quick study. Welcome to the forums.
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30 Sep 2010   #7
Greenfox74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks much!!! I'm sure i'll be here quite a bit. This site and you guys are what the web was designed for. Just glad we got some smart people like yourself out there that don't mind helping out someone that doesn't know all that much about this stuff. Yet. lol. Maybe i can get some rest now. Thanks again!!!
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18 Nov 2010   #8
Greenfox74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Problem solved!!!! Thanks so much!!!!
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12 Dec 2010   #9
dabba dew

Windows 7 Pro/Ult x64
 
 
folder options restricted error fix

Hello All I just wanted to share some useful advice I figured out when I was having an error with folder options
no where on the web could I find the answer and people were saying things like infection and what not or group policy
I know my machine is as clean as a whistle and I have edited my policy settings several times but am still getting this error

From the control panel, clicking on the Folder Options icon does nothing. From Windows Explorer, I get a restrictions window stating
'this operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator'.

If you are getting this error try this , copy and paste everything between the following bars into notepad and save the file as anything with a dot reg extension (eg globalfolders.reg) then merge the key with your registry and restart explorer or the machine and viola all should be well ... hope this helps ... good luck .... and cheers

____________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer]
"GlobalFolderSettings"="{EF8AD2D1-AE36-11D1-B2D2-006097DF8C11}"
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________
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