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Windows 7: Start button Right click Open Windows Explorer does nothing. Help

07 May 2011   #1
jetspeedz

 
 
Start button Right click Open Windows Explorer does nothing. Help

I searched all over the web including this forum and nothing, sfc /scannow didn't work. There has to be some registry key that is missing or i need to modify.

Any helps is appreciated.


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08 May 2011   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Does explorer open correctly if you press the Windows Key+E, or Start>All Programs>Accessories and select Windows Explorer?

A Guy
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08 May 2011   #3
jetspeedz

 
 

yes it does, it opens My computer which is fine by me but if i recall it is supposed to open an actual windows explorer but i prefer My computer anyway so i can access all the drives
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08 May 2011   #4
jetspeedz

 
 

I should add going to start >acc> windows explorer actually open an explorer window to C: local drive
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08 May 2011   #5
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The right click Start usually does open Windows Explorer with the focus on the Libraries. Start>All Programs>Accessories should also open the Libraries. Do you use it often, and know when it stopped working? If so, you may have a restore point from before the problem began. A Guy
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08 May 2011   #6
jetspeedz

 
 

I use it from time to time but its initial location is useless since i go up in the directory structure to get to the local C when it used to work. I added a My Computer quick launch shortcut so that will solve this issue. I have all the libraries removed via registry mods so that may be the culprit but i doubt it.

I would just really like to know for my own sake why it wouldn't work and what key in the Reg is causing the hiccup. It's not a deal breaker certainly not for me to reinstall or build the system from scratch since i have so many tweaks. The last backup was a while ago after i implemented all the tweaks so even with that it might not have worked.

Not an issue just curious if there was a fix to this.
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08 May 2011   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Since both the right click start, Open Windows Explorer; and the Start>All Programs>Accessories usually opens to Libraries, I'd suspect your reg tweaks are indeed the issue. Have a look HERE.

A Guy
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08 May 2011   #8
jetspeedz

 
 

Ill check it out thanks for you help
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08 May 2011   #9
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jetspeedz View Post
I have all the libraries removed via registry mods so that may be the culprit
The first thing I thought of when I read your Topic Title.

Just my 0.02
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08 May 2011   #10
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Two threads going on this topic right now, and being cross posted. Can they be combined somehow by an admin? I suggest at the very least no more posts here....use the other thread.

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