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Windows 7: Folders always open in a new window

29 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 (7100)
Folders always open in a new window

I installed McAfee's latest Beta suite thing last night. Now whenever I am navigating through my files and open a folder, a NEW WINDOW pops up and the old one stays there. It's very annoying. I tried toggling the "Open folders in new window" option in Folder Options but it did nothing. Please help me before I drop kick my computer out the window! Thanks.

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29 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark



It sounds like you need to change McAfee for something that works better. I know it's beta but i would go for Avast as it seems to be the big choice for most of the people on this site.
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29 May 2009   #3
Orbital Shark


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07 Jul 2009   #4

vista home / xp / windows 7

ran into this problem today. corrupt registry I believe....

running Windows 7 64 bit 7100.

the fix was to shell into cmd and run sfc /scannow....

hit start
type cmd
right click cmd and run as admin
at the shell prompt type...
sfc /scannow

that fixed my corrupt files...

faulty HD on its way out I think.
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07 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01

well this is a virus.whenever u click any folder the autorun file is executed ..and it opens the folder then in new windows.

i advice u 2 use MSE or Nod 32 to resolve the problem
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07 Jul 2009   #6
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

A virus? hmm, id just uninstall McAfee, install another AV,(Use Orbital Shark's link to help you decide ) (ty OS ) and run a scan, and a SFC /scannnow, as Kwhy said, just to be completely sure your in working order.
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07 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 RC ,Windows Vista Ultimate ,Windows XP SP3,Ubuntu 8.01

U can also Locate the Default value under the following key in the registry: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell Type NONE in the File data box, click OK, and exit the registry editor.
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08 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

Its definitely a virus, try using "Eset NOD32 V4 or KAV 2010" scan it first & check if its working. Then try some antispware/antimalwares like "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware", a total protection for your PC. You don't have to do any registry editing or scanning, will fix this all automatically.
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06 Sep 2009   #9

windows seven ultimate

it was a virus causing this problem for me and i used norton 360 version 3. this got rid of virus(trojan dropper) but the problem persists. any help is appreciated
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28 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Probably you've already solved that or reinstalled the system by now. Anyway, I had the same problem and what did the trick was opening elevated command line - from start menu type "cmd" in the search box, right click on cmd.exe and run as administrator. Once you are in the command prompt type "regsvr32 shell32.dll". You should get confirmation if successful. This will re-register Windows shell library, which is responsible for how windows explorer operates. Remember to restart the system and it folders should open in the same window as you want them to.
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